Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Harmony Day

Harmony Day began in 1999 and  is intended to celebrate the cohesive and inclusive nature of Australia by promoting a tolerant and culturally diverse society. Managed by Department of Immigration and Citizenship, this celebration held every 21st March coincides with the United Nation International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

In 2012, the theme for Harmony Day was Sport - play, engage, inspire and recognise the important role and positive influence that sport has in our multicultural nation. Many schools, community groups and organisations across Australia hold events in celebration of this day. There's almost no limit to the types of events that you can hold and they don't have to be on the 21st of March.

In Adelaide the celebration took place at Light Square. Activities included singing, food tasting, sports and many other games such as book balancing. It was delightful to see many English Language Service students participating in this event. Here are some of their actions.