Harmony Day is celebrated on the 21st March. Australia’s cultural diversity is formally recognized and promoted on this day.
It’s about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone. It is a day for all Australians to embrace cultural diversity and to share what we have in common. The central message for Harmony Day is that ‘everyone belongs’, reinforcing the importance of inclusiveness to all Australians.
Harmony Day is a community celebration. Since 1999, more than 65 000 Harmony Day events and activities have been celebrated across Australia, from the smallest childcare centers to the largest businesses. Our cultural diversity is one of our greatest strengths and is at the heart of who we are. Multicultural Australia is an integral part of our nation’s history and character.
In the Fair Trade Shop we have stocks from all over the world to promote and encourage diversity within our local communities which can extend out to the greater world.