Harmony Day at the Darwin Waterfront Harmony Soiree
The Northern Territory population is a unique blend of the oldest living culture on earth and migrants from all over the world.
Our diversity makes the Territory an interesting and vibrant place to live. As a thriving and successful multicultural community our acceptance of people and their culture is central to our great lifestyle.This Territory spirit is captured in the theme for this year’s Harmony Day celebrations ‘Everyone Belongs’.
This year for the first time everyone can join a shared celebration of harmony at the Darwin Waterfront Harmony Soiree on Saturday 26 March from 4pm to 8.30pm. Picnic with the diverse people of our population and enjoy the activities and entertainment, including a kid’s area with jumping castles and cultural crafts.
Throughout the day there will be stage performances from fifteen of Darwin’s multicultural communities, and come and try activities such as dragon boating, henna painting, hair braiding, arts and crafts and more.
Some of the oldest communities of Darwin such as the Chinese, Irish, Greeks and Indians will be there, alongside our new and emerging communities who some people may never have heard of, such as the Rohingyans, Burundi, Karenni and Togolese.
To round the evening off at 7.50pm floating lanterns will be released onto the Darwin Waterfront lagoon. Floating lantern festivals are very popular in Japan, Thailand, China and Vietnam. Schools and community groups are already making lanterns to float at the Soiree, and everyone is encouraged to join in.
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