The Māori Language Commission has welcomed the
announcement that Matariki will be marked as a public
holiday next year on Friday 24 June 2022.
delighted that an event unique to our part of the world will
be honoured in this way,” said commission chief executive,
“Matariki celebrations are found
across Polynesia, from Makali’i in Hawaii, Matali’i in
Sāmoa and Matariki here in Aotearoa: the rise of the stars
will always remind us of home.”
announcement is fitting as 2021 marks 20 years since the
Māori Language Commission began promoting Matariki as an
event for all New Zealanders.”
Te Wananga Aotearoa
has excellent information on Matariki here.