뉴질랜드, 처음으로 마오리족의 새해를 공식 공휴일로 지정

처음으로, 뉴질랜드인들은 이번 6월에 공식 공휴일을 즐기고 있습니다. 24 마타리키를 기념하기 위해 — 마오리 신년이라고도 함.

마타리키(Matariki)는 성단의 마오리 이름이다., also known as the Pleiades, the rising of which is recognized by many of the country’s Indigenous people as the start of the new year.
안에 성명서, the New Zealand government noted that this isthe first public holiday to recognize Te Ao Māorior the Māori worldview. The official holiday was established 4 월, with the passing of the Te Kāhui o Matariki Public Holiday Act.
    The holiday is a time for honoring ancestors, celebrating the present by gathering together to give thanks, and looking forward to the new year.
      New Zealand’s Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment released several videos explaining Matariki and the timing of the national celebration.
        Matariki helps to reaffirm identity and bonds that we have with each other. Those that have passed, those that are still with us and those that are still to come,” 말했다 Rangiānehu ‘Mātāmua, chair of the Matariki Advisory Group.
        It’s a very important celebration and period of time that really helps to embed those central values within us.
          Māori, who make up about 15% of New Zealand’s population, were dispossessed of much of their land during Britain’s colonization of the country. Thousands of Māori have protested for civil and social rights 최근에, and have criticized governments for failing to address social and economic inequalities.
            올해 초, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern introduced a new 과정 with mandatory teaching of Māori history and British colonialism.
            Ardern also appointed the country’s first indigenous female foreign minister, 나나이 아 마 후타, 11 월 2020.

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