Every year when the Matariki stars shine..... we celebrate the Maori new year. We would do something like light fireworks and have a dance party and have hot air balloons and they have lots of fun. The legend said that the father ripped his eyes out. The children split their Parents apart to split the world so there was no more darkness. They danced to celebrate the New Year and all the stars shone. Everyone likes it so much and it is a cool new year for the people and to celebrate Matariki.