All these different backgrounds, languages, cultures enrich Australia and make it a special country! I recently heard on the radio that in Australia there are 300 languages being spoken, and Harmony Day is a way of celebrating this multiculturalism!
This day has been celebrated around the country for 15 years, from school activities to free council events, festivals and outdoor concerts.
I had never participated in one of these events, even though I had seen them announced previously (I have been here 7 years now) so this year I went to the event being promoted by my City Council, being held on Saturday 22nd.
I wasn't present for the whole show that started at 5pm and ended at 9pm, I only got there at around 7pm, but I enjoyed what I saw.
Who knows next year I could participate by selling Portuguese food in one of the tents!
|The food tents|
|People sitting on the grass watching the dancing|
|A group from the Cook Islands|
|Ukranian Cossak dancers|
|The Korean Martial arts group|
|The Maori Haka Dancing group from New Zealand|
|The men from the Haka Dancing group from New Zealand delivered an impressive show|
|Ugandan Drumming Group and dancers|
Did you attend a performance in your area? If you do not live in Australia, do you have festivals in your country where multiculturalism is celebrated?