Harmony Week 2021
City of Salisbury celebrated Harmony Week from Monday 15 March to Sunday 21 March 2021.
Our events and displays facilitate a celebration of how all our differences make Australia a great place to live.
Mayor Gillian Aldridge OAM says Salisbury was a prime example of what Harmony Week was about.
“We are a proudly vibrant and diverse community, with three in every 10 residents having been born overseas” Mayor Aldridge said.
“Harmony Week is the perfect time to shine the spotlight on the cultural richness that makes Salisbury such a special place, while highlighting the importance of inclusiveness, respect and belonging for all within our community."
“I hope to see as many people as possible get involved.”
Celebrations From the 2021 Harmony Day:
Salisbury Civic Plaza/ Inparrinthi Kumangka
Celebrate Salisbury’s rich diversity during Harmony Week
Friday 19 March 2021, from 9.45am
Salisbury’s Harmony Week major event festivities feature a colourful, intercultural parade and wide range of performances, including didgeridoo playing as part of the traditional Welcome to Country. At around midday, come by and see a traditional lion dance. Other performances include an Italian band, a ukulele group, Filipino dancing and so much more. The current Harmony Week 2021 program is below - but please check back on the website as the event gets closer to refer to any updates.
With COVID restrictions this year, we will offer limited seating and bookings for the celebration are essential. For those that are able to, attendees are invited to wear something orange, or a traditional cultural outfit.
"Orange is the colour chosen to represent Harmony Week. 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 during Harmony Week to show their support for cultural diversity and an inclusive Australia." (Source: www.harmony.gov.au)
We request everyone to observe good hygiene and social distancing guidelines and check-in via QR code. There will also be a sausage sizzle for sale at the plaza for the general public.
Full program activities:
- Para Hills Songsters
- Intercultural Parade and Drummers
- Welcome Address
- Welcome to Country & Traditional Didgeridoo Performance
- Mayor's Speech
- Aboriginal Group Song
- Cambodian Dance by Santipheap Apsara Amatak
- Guest Speaker: Tung Ngo
- Filipino Seniors Group Song
- Sampaguita Filipino Cultural Entertainers Dancing
- Italian band - Mira Sangregorio and the boys Paolo and Franco
- Jukes Ukulele Group
- Lion Dance
- Brazilian Dancers
- Dhol Drumming
- Parabeats Guitar Group
- Indian classical dance by Gadha’s Dance Academy
- Spanish music by Noni Espinosa
A podcast from the community activity can be heard here or by contacting email@example.com.
Enquiries: 8406 8368
Salisbury Community Hub
Harmony Tree Display
Monday 15 March to Sunday 21 March 2021
Different nationalities of this community have created the leaves and decorations on this Harmony tree.
Coloured hearts with words relating to ‘Harmony’ in different languages and origami hearts fill the branches along with origami cranes.
Community Members are welcome to add their message of harmony to the tree before Monday 15 March.
Enquires: 8406 8477
Music on the Mezz
Tuesday 16 March 12.30pm to 2pm and Wednesday 17 March 2.30pm to 4pm
You're invited to come and hear the musical talents of John and Bill from Rhythm Strings.
Come and listen to some background guitar music as you visit the Salisbury Community Hub.
'The Blade' Exhibition
Wednesday 3 March to Sunday 28 March 2021 during business hours.
'The Blade, Australia’s love affair with lawn’ is an interactive exhibition that tells the history of lawn in Australia and the invention of our good old Victa lawnmower. It’s about our love of lawn in Australia and how both plant and machine gained such enduring popularity.
Find out more here.
Salisbury Community Centres
Multicultural cuisine at Jack Young Centre
Monday 15 March to Friday 19 March 2021
Jack's Café located at Jack Young Centre (1 Orange Ave, Salisbury) will be offering the following meals for its weekly specials in celebration of Harmony Week.
- chicken and corn soup (Vietnamese)
- chicken souvlaki (Greek)
- arancini balls (Italian)
- roast lamb (Australian)
- tiramisu dessert (Italian)
During Harmony Week, some of Council’s community centres are also working in partnership with schools and other organisations to run intercultural events.
Monday 15 March to Sunday 21 March 2021
Families and caregivers are welcome to attend regular early years children’s programs with intercultural themes during Harmony Week.
Visit the Library Events page for regular program times and locations.
Enquiries: 8406 8222
For more information
To find out more about Harmony Day and Harmony Week, visit the Harmony Week Website
Please note, these events are being held in line with Council’s management of the COVID-19 pandemic and is subject to any changes in directives provided by the State Government and SA Health. Please avoid attending face-to-face events if you feel unwell.