Devonport to Celebrate Cultural Diversity with Annual Harmony Day Festivities

Devonport City Council Tasmania

Devonport is set to celebrate its cultural diversity at its annual Harmony Day celebrations. This year’s event will take place on Thursday, 21 March, at Haines Park, on the Waterfront, from 4pm to 7pm, promising an evening of multicultural celebration and community spirit.

Harmony Day is a testament to the city’s rich culture, and this year’s event is no exception. Attendees will be treated to a spectacular showcase of multicultural talents from the local community, including performances by artists from the Samoan, Solomon Islands, Kiribati, and Tongan communities. The event will also feature a Sri Lankan adult dance, traditional Cambodian and Indian dancing, and the exuberant Greek Zorba, all highlighting the unique cultures and traditions of Devonport’s diversity.

In line with the theme of “everyone belongs,” the event aims to promote inclusivity, respect, and a sense of belonging for all. This theme reflects Devonport’s commitment to celebrating its multicultural heritage and fostering a welcoming community for everyone.

To complement the rich artistic entertainment, the event will also offer a variety of activities suitable for all ages and abilities, including face painting and henna tattooing. Food enthusiasts will enjoy diverse offerings from local vendors as part of the popular Street Eats, featuring delicious cuisines that epitomises Devonport’s multicultural mix.

Devonport Mayor Alison Jarman recognised the importance of Harmony Day, stating, “Celebrating diversity, and people of all backgrounds and cultures, and what they bring to the local community is the hallmark of Harmony Day celebrations. The Harmony Day event and activities to come together and celebrate the wonderful and rich cultures of the people who call our local community home. It is through the sharing and celebration of culture that understanding and respect are created, and our community is enriched.

Devonport’s Harmony Day celebrations are a free event, open to all who would like to experience the joy of cultural diversity and community unity. The Devonport City Council invites everyone to join in this special occasion, to share in the music, dance, food, and festivities that celebrate the essence of what it means to be a part of this diverse and inclusive community.

Event Details:

Date: Thursday, 21 March

Time: 4pm to 7pm

Location: Haines Park, Devonport

Admission: Free

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