Māori days and months

Another way to introduce te reo Māori into your everyday activity is to learn and use the Māori days of the week and months of the year.

Days of the Week Ngā Rā o te Wiki Kupu Arotau (alternative names)
Monday Rāhina Mane
Tuesday Rātū Turei
Wednesday Rāapa Wenerei
Thursday Rāpare Taite
Friday Rāmere Paraire
Saturday Rāhoroi Rāhoroi
Sunday Rātapu Rātapu
Months Ngā Marama Kupu Arotau (alternative names)
January Kohitātea Hanuere
February Hui-tanguru Pēpuere
March Poutū-te-rangi Maehe
April Pāenga-whāwhā Āperira
May Haratua Mei
June Pīpiri Hune
July Hōngongoi Hūrae
August Here-turi-kōkā Ākuhata
September Mahuru Hepetema
October Whiringa-ā-nuku Ōketopa
November Whiringa-ā-rangi Noema
December Hakihea Tīhema