Wednesday, 8 November 2017
Waitangi day celebration
150 years ago on February the 6th 1840 a group of Maori sailed the seven seas on a waka. They found what we know today as, New Zealand. At first they thought is was a small island in the middle of the sea, but soon discovered that there was more than that. So in 1918 they began a celebration called Waitangi day (the treaty of Waitangi) which celebrates the signing of the Waitangi treaty in 1840.
As they settled in the country they started getting more popular as more people discovered the new land. It was now 1978 we had become a British colony and queen Elizabeth the 2nd was now our queen. Minute by minute day by day and year by year just like christmas we would all the look forward to celebrating the day that New Zealand was found. We all love our little island that we all feel safe on and we are grateful for what we have today.
In conclusion Waitangi day is a day of celebration that we should all start appreciating in the future. We should all know the real meaning of Waitangi day which is a day named after Waitangi Where the Treaty of Waitangi was first signed, commemorates a significant day in the history of New Zealand. Ceremonies take place each year on 6 February to celebrate the signing of the treaty, New Zealand's founding document, on that date in 1840.