Harmony Day

Harmony Day on 21 March is a day we celebrate our cultural diversity and promote social inclusion within our community.

Around 45% of Australians were born overseas or have at least one parent who was. Our diversity is what makes Australia a great place to live and every year we acknowledge this with a day of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home.

First celebrated in 1999, Harmony Day coincides with the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The message of Harmony Day is ‘everyone belongs' and aims to promote inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone.

Harmony day is an excellent opportunity for us to celebrate and acknowledge the benefits of cultural diversity within our community. Getting involved can be as simple as hosting an event, attending a local celebration or simply wearing orange – the colour chosen to represent the day.

Find out more about Harmony Day or get involved and plan an event to show your support for cultural diversity.

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