Māori Language Week

Category: Diversity
Māori Language Week in New Zealand in 2023
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About Māori Language Week

How long until Māori Language Week?
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Dates of Māori Language Week
2024 New Zealand Monday, September 9thMāori Language Week
2023 New Zealand Monday, September 11thMāori Language Week
2022 New Zealand Monday, September 12thMāori Language Week
2021 New Zealand Monday, September 13thMāori Language Week
2020 New Zealand Monday, September 14thMāori Language Week
Summary
Find out the dates, history and traditions of Māori Language Week.

Māori Language Week is a government-sponsored initiative intended to encourage New Zealanders to promote the use of the Māori language, which, along with New Zealand Sign Language, is an official language of the country. 

Māori Language Week has been celebrated each year since 1975 and commemorates the presentation of the Māori language petition to parliament on September 14th 1972.

Held each year in September, the week is part of the broader Māori language revival and raises public awareness for Māori language revitalization, learning, and public usage.

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