Media Release by Senator the Hon Zed Seselja

Harmony Day event registrations now open

Australia’s annual celebration of our rich cultural diversity, Harmony Day, is now open for event registrations, the Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs, Senator Zed Seselja said today.

Harmony Day celebrates multicultural Australia and shares the message of ‘everyone belongs’. It is held each year on 21 March, with thousands of events taking place across the country.

Assistant Minister Seselja said more than 70,000 events and activities have been held across Australia since it began in 1999.

“These events range from the smallest childcare centre’s cultural dress day to A-League football’s Harmony Round,” Assistant Minister Seselja said.

“Harmony Day is a celebration of the many cultures that make up Australia — a time to reflect on the importance of inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone.

“This year, we have a great new website and resources available to help people celebrate, including event planning kits, an online promotional kit and infographics.

“Harmony Day is a reminder that we are one of the most culturally diverse nations in the world.

“Almost half of us were either born overseas or have at least one parent who was.

“And more than 300 languages, including Indigenous languages, are spoken in Australia.

“I encourage everyone to visit the new website and register an event, check out what’s happening and explore resources to help you highlight our rich diversity,” Assistant Minister Seselja said.

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