Cultural Diversity Week Cultural
Diversity Week occurs in March each year to celebrate the cultural diversity which makes up our country and local communities. A variety of events occur during this week throughout Greater Shepparton to celebrate our rich cultural diversity.
Harmony Day on 21 March is a day of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home. Harmony Day began in 1999 as a way to promote a tolerant and culturally diverse society and is an opportunity for everyone to come together and participate in local activities. Orange is the colour chosen to represent Harmony Day, wearing orange clothing and/or the distinctive orange ribbon is a great way to show support for cultural diversity within the community and Australia.
Refugee Week is always held from Sunday to Saturday of the week which includes the June World Refugee Day. Refugee Week is Australia’s peak annual activity to raise awareness about the issues affecting refugees and to celebrate the positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society.
Converge on the Goulburn (formerly Emerge Festival)
The Converge on the Goulburn Festival is an annual family friendly event that provides an opportunity for cross cultural sharing, celebration and connection for the community. It’s a chance for immigrants and refugees to showcase their talents including music and dance as well as traditional foods and crafts from their region.
More events can be found on the Our Community, Our Culture Calendar.