Matariki is a distinctly New Zealand tradition.

Matariki is the Māori name for the stars also known as the Pleiades star cluster in the constellation Taurus. Celebrations begin on the day of the first new moon following the rising of the star cluster.

In 2017 the Matariki star cluster rises in New Zealand skies on Thursday, June 25, beginning a month of celebration. (source)

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