Wedding haka – level 2

19-07-2023 15:00

A groom’s family performed a haka at his wedding in New Zealand. They were shouting, hitting the floor with their feet and making scary faces.

They performed the traditional dance to show respect to the Maori bride. She, as well as her husband, were clearly moved by the haka. They even joined in themselves.

Difficult words: groom and bride (a man and a wife after their wedding), haka (a traditional Maori ceremonial dance), Maori (relating to the native people of New Zealand).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What is the traditional meaning of a haka for Maori people?


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