I'm wondering if the same can be applied to this holiday weekend. I know there have been rumblings of changing this holiday weekend to Matariki instead of Queen's Birthday.
I don't like celebrating the Queen's birthday, unless that Queen is, of course, me.
I decided a while ago that I would celebrate Matariki instead.
That is the heliacal rising of the Pleiades, which occurs this month. It is a time of great feasting and celebrations. Also known as Māori New Year.
So I'll look to the stars instead of some aging parasite who represents a foreign class system.
Happy Matariki weekend, everyone!
Don't forget there's a lunar eclipse going on, as well as the Transit of Venus this Wednesday.
Long live the new Republic of Aotearoa! Annette Sykes for President!