Harmony Day in Australia Date in the current year: March 21, 2016

Harmony Day in Australia March 21 is Harmony Day in Australia. This observance was created to show cohesion and inclusion in Australia and promote a cultural diversity.

Harmony Day was created in 1999 and it coincides with International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, created by UN. All people are encouraged to participate in local events, that are organized by different communities.

The ongoing message of Harmony Dy is “Everyone Belongs”. On this day everyone should participate community, celebrate diversity, respect and scene of belong to it. Every year communities themselves decide the way the day will be observed. Some observe it with morning teas and others organize fairs. Celebration by dressing in national costumes is a common practice.

Orange color was chosen to represent Harmony Day. All Australians are encouraged to wear orange clothing. Another symbol of Harmony Day is an orange ribbon and it is worn to show support for cultural diversity and an inclusive Australia.

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