Matariki, June 28

Saturday, 28th June 2014 at 4:30pm - 8:30pm

Location: Stonehenge Aotearoa

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Matariki, June 28

The birth of the New Year was comprised of a series of
events and ceremonies. Following the sighting of
Matariki in the dawn twilight, a watch was kept on the
western evening twilight for the appearance of the Thin
Sickle of the New Moon. This began the time of
misrule, which lasted about six days and ended with
the rising of the Full Moon. While the sighting of the
New Moon marked the beginning of a month, the New
Year began with the Full Moon. This was a pre-
European tradition.


Matariki rises with the sun in the morning.
Richard Hall and
Kay Leather, authors of Work of the Gods, will be
giving a presentation. In this presentation they will be
discussing the tradition and importance of Matariki
and how to identify the stars in the early morning sky.
Weather permitting we will watch the sunset from
centre of the henge.

The ceremony begins at 4:30 pm.
Fee $16 adults, $13 seniors and students (13-17
years), $8 pre-teens
he thin
sickle of the New Moon. This began the time of
misrule, which lasted about six days and ended with
the rising of the Full Moon.
At our
ceremony on June 28, astronomer

To book: Phone 06 3771600 or email:
hellfa@xtra.co.nz

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