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Stockland is proud to support this year’s national Harmony Day on Tuesday 21 March 2017.
What is Harmony Day?
Harmony Day is a day to celebrate cultural diversity and is held on the 21 March each year.
The message of Harmony Day is everyone belongs. It’s about engaging people to participate in their community, respecting cultural and religious diversity and fostering a sense of belonging for everyone who calls Australia home.
Since 1999, more than 65 000 events and activities have been held across the country, from the smallest childcare centres to the largest businesses.
Harmony Day coincides with the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. This year marks 50 years since the declaration of the Day.
Orange is the colour chosen to represent Harmony Day. Traditionally, orange signifies social communication and meaningful conversations. It also relates to the freedom of ideas and encouragement of mutual respect. Australians can choose to wear something orange on 21 March to show their support for cultural diversity and an inclusive Australia.
How to Celebrate
This is a great opportunity to celebrate with your local community and celebrate through food, music, entertainment and sport, all of which play an important role in promoting our cultural diversity.
This may take the form of cooking demonstrations of foods from across the world, cultural performances from local schools, performances from local cultural dance or music groups, music lessons (using instruments form different cultures), arts and crafts, flag decorating or hand print decorating. You may also choose to host a multicultural lunch or morning tea.
For further information, including simple ways to celebrate, you can review the Harmony Day website, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
Did you know?
Around 45 per cent of Australians were born overseas or have at least one parent who was
We identify with about 300 ancestries
Since 1945, more than 7.5 million people have migrated to Australia
85 per cent of Australians agree multiculturalism has been good for Australia
More than 60 Indigenous languages are spoken in Australia.
Apart from English the most common languages spoken in Australia are Mandarin, Italian, Arabic, Cantonese, Greek, Vietnamese, Tagalog/Filipino, Spanish and Hindi.
Stockland and the Australian Museum are teaming up to explore our customers' fascination with Dinosaurs. A life size Tyrannosaurus rex that weighs two tonne and is eleven-metres-long will call the Australian Museum home later this year. Generously donated to the Australian Museum (AM) by National Geographic, the model that was featured in their documentary T. rex Autopsy, vividly shows what made a T. rex tick, with an up close look at its vital organs – including a giant heart.
Before it reaches its new home in Sydney, Stockland and the Australian Museum are giving our customers the opportunity to enter an amazing competition where we are calling upon you to name the life-size model of the female T. rex. The best entry will win an international family trip for four from Flight Centre.
To celebrate this partnership, we will combine Dinosaur facts with fun as we aim to provide an educational insight into these amazing prehistoric creatures over the coming months. Plus, we will provide an opportunity for our customers to also win passes to see the T. rex at the Australian Museum in Sydney.
Be sure to sign up to our newsletter to receive all this amazing Dinosaur information and other kids related content over the coming months.
Stockland will support the Earth Hour initiative on Saturday 19 March 2016, by turning off all non-essential lighting and pylon signage and encouraging our retailers to turn off their non-essential lights and appliances for one hour.
This year will mark the tenth Earth Hour event globally run by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to combat the issue of climate change - one of the biggest environmental challenges on the planet today. This year’s Earth Hour theme #PlacesWeLove encourages Australians to get out into nature to connect and appreciate the natural environments they enjoy.