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Monday, 29 May 2017

6 ways to appreciate Maori culture

6 ways to appreciate Maori culture
- The traditional Maori way to say hello or goodbye doesn’t involve any words. The hongi is performed by gently touching your nose and forehead to those of another individual. Sharing your ha (breath of life) with a Maori person in this way makes you a part of their tribe for the duration of your stay, rather than just a visitor. It’s used at traditional Maori ceremonies; high-profile people such as Prince William, Hillary Clinton and the late Nelson Mandela have received the hongi.