Once a year, in the winter sky just before dawn, Matariki signals the Maori New Year. On the 22th of June, the 7 sisters shine bright, to remember the dead, and celebrating new life’s. Matariki is the Name for the cluster’s of stars, also know as the Pleiades or the Seven Sisters. The 7 sister, are called : Waiti, Waita, Tupu-a-nuku, Tupu-a-rangi, Ururangi, Waipuna-a-rangi and lastly Matariki!
Maori People say, that if you cook, food and it came out fabulous, it would be a good year, But if it come out very weird, it looks like it not going to be a good year for you.
When the 7 sister, come out, Maori people traditionally have a Celebration! And they have a huge celebration. Having a Hagi and Commemorating together, they always find, a way to end the day peacefully!