Multicultural March is here!
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Multicultural March is here, Randwick City’s month-long celebration of multiculturalism that also encompasses Harmony Day festivities.
“Harmony Day is next week and we are excited to celebrate this year’s theme, Everyone Belongs. In Randwick City we are proud to be a place of inclusiveness and respect when it comes to understanding and welcoming different cultures,” said Mayor Dylan Parker.
“Here in Randwick City, we are so fortunate to have a diverse community of residents, who bring different cultures, traditions, and perspectives to our streets.”
Randwick Council has organised a range of activities, workshops and events as part of our Multicultural March celebrations, including multicultural dance workshops and free weekly Tai Chi classes at Kensington on Fridays throughout the month. The community has been keen to get involved with many of the activities filling up quickly.
At the library, Council is running a children’s art competition inspired by the theme Everyone Belongs. Entries close this Sunday 19 March and the winner of the competition will be announced at our free, all ages Harmony Day celebration on Tuesday 21 March at 4pm at the Lionel Bowen Library. More details about the library’s art competition and event can be found on Council’s website..
Community excitement is also building in anticipation of The Spot Festival, our annual multicultural celebration, which will be held on Sunday 26 March from 1-8pm.
“Much-loved by the community, The Spot Festival is a vibrant example of the way multiculturalism enriches the life of our City,” said Mayor Dylan Parker.
This year’s program boasts an incredible line-up of performers representing a range of different cultures and backgrounds, including Japanese dancing, belly dancing, a Latin band, and international crew of break dancers and more! There will also be stalls selling food and artisan goods, as well as a pop-up library, face painting and fun activities for kids.
Tuesday 21 March, Harmony Day, is also the United Nations’ International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. At the end of 2022 Randwick Council installed Racism Not Welcome signs around Randwick City at Clovelly, Coogee, Maroubra Beach and La Perouse as a small way to reinforce that Randwick City is a safe place to all people, no matter what race, religion or ethnicity you are.