Australia gears up to celebrate Harmony Day on 21 March

On 21 March 2017, thousands of Australian schools, workplaces, community centres and sporting clubs across the nation will celebrate our rich cultural diversity. So far, more than 3,500 events have been registered including food fairs, concerts, movie nights, talks, peace walks and festivals to display cultures and traditions from every corner of the globe.

sydney-fijiFind out what’s happening in your community for Harmony Day by visiting www.harmony.gov.au/events and search by location and postcode. If you’re unable to find the contact details for the event organiser for a specific event, please get in touch.

When: Tuesday 21 March 2017

Quotes:
· Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs, Senator Zed Seselja said Harmony Day is a great opportunity to celebrate our diverse cultures and our respect for each other.
· “Harmony Day is a wonderful, vibrant and colourful reminder that we are one of the most diverse and yet socially cohesive nations on earth.”
· “This is a day that helps us appreciate the enormous benefits of cultural diversity while understanding that first and foremost we are all Australians and we all belong.”
· “I would like to thank everyone organising events this year and helping to spread the message that in Australia, everyone belongs.”
· “The messages of Harmony Day can be lived by each of us, every day, but it is great that we have set aside one day to highlight them and celebrate what we have achieved together.”