Part of Matariki is not only looking up to the stars but for sharing stories, time and kai with people for whanaungatanga (connection & belonging). The Milford School staff shared some Parāoa Parai (Māori fry bread) for Morning Tea on Rātū (Tuesday) that was made by Mrs Lavulo & her daughter Havyn. This was great for kaiako to eat together, discuss plans for Matariki, some people hadn't tried it before, some shared their experiences of places they had eaten it or people they ate it with, and Mrs Smith even mentioned that the same bread is made in South Africa but called Vetkoek.
How might you celebrate Matariki this week as a whānau and create your own traditions for the first official Matariki holiday?
Here's a link to some Matariki events