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06 February 2006

Waitangi Day

Happy Waitangi Day everyone! I wish you this because the calendar hanging in my kitchen had a lot of weird holidays, and this was the first one. So, I did a little research.

Waitangi Day celebrates the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi on 06 February 1840. From the British point of view, the treaty justified making New Zealand a British colony. According to Wikipedia, it is today "considered the founding point of New Zealand as a nation."

So there. Happy Waitangi Day!

2 comments:

Laurel said...

I saw that today was Waitangi Day! I told Leah that at dinner, and I had no clue what it was...and now I know! its great! lol

Luv ya all!

art said...

wow, i read this last night and i didn't believe it. but then i opened up my planner (which was in my backpack all day yesterday), and lo and behold... waitangi day. if that ain't impressive, i don't know what is.

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