Celebrating our intercultural city in harmony

Published on 07 March 2019

Melton City Council will celebrate Harmony Day on Saturday 16 March with a community event promoting awareness, acceptance and appreciation of cultural diversity.

Harmony Day, which will be held at Morton Homestead in Taylors Hill between 11am and 3pm, will feature cultural performances, multicultural food and free children’s activities.

Sharing the message ‘everyone belongs’, Harmony Day is an opportunity for everyone to embrace cultural diversity, meet new and interesting people and share in a day of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home.

In the lead up to Cultural Diversity Week, local children have been invited to design a poster showing what diversity and harmony means to them. Prizes will be awarded for the best posters in two age categories, under 7s and 8-12 year olds, with the winners being announced during Harmony Day celebrations.

City of Melton Mayor, Cr Bob Turner, said the celebrations are a wonderful way to recognise the unique experiences, values and skills people from diverse backgrounds bring to our City.

“Our City is home to people from over 130 nations. By coming together for Harmony Day and Cultural Diversity Week we can all learn and understand how every Australian equally belongs to, and enriches, this nation,” Cr Turner said.

For more details visit www.melton.vic.gov.au/harmonyday