When to observe Matariki

The optimum time to observe the rising of Matariki is in the phase of the moon known as Tangaroa, the moon of plenty. The Tangaroa moon phase occurs in the three or four days leading to a new moon and will fall on different dates each year.

Here are the dates for the next 10 years:

Year
Setting Of Matariki Rising Of Matariki Matariki Period
2017
19 May 17-20 July 17-22 July
2018
7 June 6-9 July 6-13 July
2019
27 May 25-28 June 25 June-3 July
2020
15 May 13-16 July 13-20 July
2021
2 June 2-5 July 2-10 July
2022
23 May 21-24 June 21-29 June
2023
13 May 10-13 July 11-17 July
2024
31 May 29 June - 2 July 29 June-6 July
2025
21 May 19-22 June 19-25 June
2026
8 June 8-11 July 8-14 July
2027
29 May 27-30 June 27 June-4 July


Matariki dates sourced from: Matariki - The Star of the Year by Dr Rangi Matamua.


Te Iwa o Matariki Resources

Find out more about Te Iwa o Matariki with these helpful resources.

Te Iwa o Matariki poster (Te Reo Māori)

Te Iwa o Matariki poster (English)

Te Iwa o Matariki colouring book

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