Monday, March 21, 2005


Harmony is virtue. Australia celebrates Harmony Day on the 21st of March every year to coincide with the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

Harmony Day
is a multicultural event that is celebrated nationally in Australia by all kinds of organizations and groups. Fun activities include community festivals, displays, arts & crafts, music, dance, workshop and food from many cultures.

“We are united through our commitment to our nation, supporting the goal of Australia as a fair and decent society”, says Peter McGauran, Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs. “Australia is one of the most successful multicultural nations in the world because we have active policies and programs to ensure that cultural diversity is a unifying force for our country”.

The Africans in Australia are committed to living in harmony with other Australians. And Harmony Day is a unique opportunity for all to participate in the celebration of cultural diversity and say “No” to racism and racial discrimination.


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