Parihaka Day (NZ)

Parihaka Day (NZ)

Parihaka Day lands every 5th November in Aotearoa (New Zealand) and honours a pivotal moment in the nation’s history, reflecting on the events of November 5th 1881, known among Taranaki Māori as ‘Te Rā o te Pāhua’ or the ‘Day of Plunder’. It marks the invasion of Parihaka, a settlement in western Taranaki that has become a symbol of non-violent resistance against the confiscation of Māori land.


Around 1600 troops descended upon Parihaka that day, arresting its leaders and dispersing its inhabitants in a display of colonial power. Today, people gather in ceremonies – a tradition beautifully encapsulated by the Māori proverb, “Ka mura, ka muri,” translating to “Walking backwards into the future.” This saying mirrors the essence of Parihaka Day, and the need to keep history alive through generations. Every small act of remembrance ensures that Parihaka’s legacy of peaceful resistance continues to burn brightly and guide us forward.


Relevant Hashtags: 
#ParihakaDay


Learn More: parihaka.maori.nz

Related Inclusion Dates

Sign up for HappyMail
HappyMind Training Founder & Director

We love feedback!

May we quote you on our website?

Help make it better

How useful is this calendar as a resource? (optional)

Help make it better

How useful is this calendar as a resource? (optional)

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This