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Harmony Day

20/03/2017
At Mayfield we will celebrate Harmony Day on Monday 20 March by wearing orange clothing (sun safe shirts and no sandals or thongs).

 

Our diversity makes Australia a great place to live. Harmony Day is a celebration of our cultural diversity

– a day of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home.

Australia is a vibrant and multicultural country — from the oldest continuous culture of our first

Australians to the cultures of our newest arrivals from around the world.  


Our cultural diversity is one of our greatest strengths and is at the heart of who we are. It makes Australia a great place to live.

Multicultural Australia is an integral part of our national identity. All people who migrate to Australia bring with them some of their own cultural and religious traditions, as well as taking on many new traditions. Collectively, these traditions have enriched our nation.

Why orange?

Orange is the colour chosen to represent Harmony Day. Traditionally, orange signifies social communication and meaningful conversations. It also relates to the freedom of ideas and encouragement of mutual respect. Australians can choose to wear something orange to show their support for cultural diversity and an inclusive Australia.