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Here’s a New Zealand hymn for Mary’s birthday:


Ka waiata ki a Maria  
Hine i whakaae
Whakameatia mai
Te whare tangata.
Let us sing to Mary,
The girl who said “Yes
let it be as you say, that I become
the house of mankind.”
Hine pūrotu
Hine ngākau
Hine rangimārie
A simple girl
A strong-hearted girl
A quiet girl.
Ko Te Whaea
Ko te whaea
O te ao
 The Mother of Jesus,
and the mother
of the whole world

And here’s a link to Catholicism Pure and Simple, which has a post on the origin of the tradition.

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