Monday, 23 January 2017

Holiday Blogging - Summer Learning Journey Bonus Activity

Bonus Activity

In New Zealand our national holiday is on 6 February. It is called Waitangi Day. What do you do to celebrate Waitangi Day? Do you go somewhere special? On your blog tell us what you do on that day.
Waitangi day:
To be really honest I don't really Waitangi day with my family. We just think it's just a normal. But sometimes we celebrate it by just chilling and relaxing. If my family celebrated Waitingi day I think that we would've had a big feed with the whole family and then at night we can just do some booming fireworks. But for other people Waitaingi day is a day to remember when they had signed the treaty for the English to reside in NZ. So now these English people are called kiwis just like us.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Amelia!

    I think that it is quite common for families in New Zealand to get together on Waitangi Day and just relax. Our little family does the same, although Aronui sometimes goes down to his marae to spend time with his whanau and honour the signing of the treaty. His marae is in Ngaruawahia and he loves going to the Waikato to see his aunties and uncles.

    I think that we are so lucky in New Zealand to have a signed document like the Treaty of Waitangi. Many other countries, including my home country of Canada, don't have one and we are working towards it. Hopefully, we will find a way to bring the government of Canada and the first nations peoples together to create a more unified country. Only time will tell...

    Thanks for telling us what you like to do on Waitangi Day, Amelia. I hope that you have a wonderful time together this year. The 6th of February is only two weeks away. Crazy 'eh?!

    Rachel :)