Waitangi Day, celebrated on February 6th, marks the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840 between Māori chiefs and the British Crown. This historic event marked the beginning of a partnership between two cultures and the foundation of modern New Zealand. It presents an opportunity for all New Zealanders to reflect on the country's history and the ongoing treaty settlement and reconciliation process.
Some practical ways we can honour Waitangi day are through connection to one another, engaging with Māori knowledge and culture, and reflecting on how we can uphold the Treaty in our everyday lives.
Events for Waitangi Day
One of the positive ways New Zealanders can commemorate Waitangi Day is by participating in events that celebrate the coming together of the peoples of New Zealand in a Treaty partnership. Think about participating in or organising events such as community tree planting, hāngi and kapa haka performances, and other cultural events that highlight the positive aspects of the Treaty.
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Celebrating Waitangi Day by sharing gifts with loved ones and friends is another way to honour this particular day. What better way to celebrate than with the delicious and unique offerings from Edible Blooms? Our hamper range is sure to impress, with various treats to suit all tastes and budgets. From chocolates to wine, kids to adults – you'll find the perfect gift basket to suit your needs.
Gifting should be more than just a material gesture. It should be a way to express appreciation, show gratitude and acknowledge the importance of a day like Waitangi Day. A gift basket from Edible Blooms is a thoughtful way to celebrate the day and reflect on the significance of the Treaty of Waitangi in shaping New Zealand's history and identity.