Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Harmony Day 2012
March 21 in Australia is Harmony Day, with the central message Everyone Belongs. It's a relatively recent thing (the first Harmony Day was in 1999) but it seems to be gathering momentum, especially in schools. March 21 is also the United Nation's International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination - pretty much the same thing, but with bigger words. It's all about celebrating both cultural diversity and what we have in common. The colour for the day is orange, and it was great to see plenty of orange clothing, flags and ribbons, as well as costumes from all sorts of cultures worldwide at my children's school today.
And that's not all that happens on March 21 - it's also Daily Photo Canberra's 1st birthday today!