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Matariki and The Winter Solstice

Matariki and The Winter Solstice

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When:

  • Sat 24 Jun ’17, 4:30pm – 7:00pm

Where:

Stonehenge Aotearoa, 51 Ahiaruhe Rd, Carterton

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $15.00
  • Senior (65+): $12.00
  • Child (Primary & Secondary students): $8.00

The Maori new year occurs close to the Winter Solstice in the southern hemisphere. The herald of the Maori new year is the rising of star cluster Matariki, also known at the Seven Sisters. They are perhaps, the most celebrated of all stars. They are the oldest mentioned in literature and played a significant role in cultures around the world both past and present. In this presentation, we explore the ancient meanings and significance of Matariki and their relationship to the solstices and equinoxes.

The program includes a shared meal and, weather permitting, viewing the Sun set over the Winter Heel stone.

Bookings are essential.

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