Tuesday, 18 June 2013

The 7 stars

Did you know that matariki is the 7 stars. They are the 7 sisters. There are 500 of the matariki stars but they are the ones that you can see clearly are only 7 of them. We celebrate them because you do not see them a lot they are not common in the world. Did you know that it is the Maori new year so that is a special moment for them the most. There names are Waiti, Waita, Tupu-a-nuku, Tupu-a-rangi, Waipuna-a-Rangi, Uruangi, Matariki.

When we celebrate we go out to where you can see it the best but you have to wake up early so you do not miss it. You will have to wake up before 4:00am. That is why you need to put your alarm clock on if you have a celebration you normally have a big nice hungi. People that are in a community get together and look art it together.

Did you know that the matariki star go away for a bit then it come's back so you can see then again. The stars are 500 of them but with your naked eye you can see 7 clearly. If you look through a telescope you can see a lot and you might see al 500 o them if you are lucky.

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