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Friday 28 June 2024, 12:00 am to 12:00 pm

New Zealand

The next Matariki public holiday will be held on 28 June 2024.

The three major principles of Matariki are:

  • Remembrance – honouring those we have lost since the last rising of Matariki.
  • Celebrating the present – gathering to give thanks for what we have.
  • Looking to the future – looking forward to the promise of a new year.

'Matariki Heri Kai- The feast of Matariki’ is the theme for Matariki 2024. Building on last year’s theme ‘Matariki kāinga hokia’, we encourage people to view Matariki as a time to journey home, spend time with whānau and friends, and enjoy feasting on fresh, locally sourced produce.

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