Celebrating as one

Celebrating as one

 

Harmony Day in Circular Head is set to be a celebration of our diverse community with a collaboration between Circular Head Council, Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation and Smithton Library. Coming together at West Esplanade on Saturday March 21 from 11am to 2pm there will be an array of activities and food on display from around the globe.

Coordinated by the Multicultural Council of Tasmania, in partnership with the Tasmanian Government, Harmony Week builds on national Harmony Day, celebrated on March 21 to coincide with the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

 “It will be a happy, fun, friendly day for all ages,” said Anne Shepherd of Smithton Library.

“It’s for everybody, it’s not just multicultural.”

Last year’s event saw over 100 people attend with 12 nationalities represented.

“This year we have a map, a pin board where everyone can pin where they are from,” said Smithton Library’s Sally Stanley.

There will be live music and dancing, guest speakers and for the kids there will be a jumping castle, face painting and the girl guides will be setting up Harmony Day based activities. 

Those planning on attending are asked to bring a plate of food to share, there will be a BBQ supplied and a coffee van will be on site.

“Last year there were all different kinds of food, even lamingtons, you could bring a plate of vegemite sandwiches if you wanted!” said Circular Head Council’s Amber Power.

In the event of inclement weather, a ‘plan B’ has been set in place, with the Senior Citizen’s Centre booked just in case.

Harmony Week aims to promote unity, understanding and respect for all individuals who call Tasmania home.

Sally Stanley, Sonya Searle, Merma Kelly, Amber Power and Anne Shepherd are excited to see all of the local cultures come together to celebrate Harmony Day on Saturday March 21.


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