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Harmony Week 2022

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City of Salisbury celebrates Harmony Week from Friday 18 March to Sunday 27 March 2022.

Our events and displays aim to 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 is about.

We are a proudly vibrant and diverse community, with three in every 10 residents having been born overseas.

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.

Mayor Gillian Aldridge OAM

Celebrations for 2022 Harmony Week

Salisbury Civic Plaza/ Inparrinthi Kumangka

Celebrate Salisbury’s rich diversity during Harmony Week

Friday 18 March 2022, from 10.15am to 2pm

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. Stay till the end to see the colourful Lion dance. Other performances include an Italian band, a ukulele group, Filipino dancing, Pakistani music, African drumming and so much more. The planned Harmony Week 2022 program is below. Please check this website just before the event to refer to any updates.

With COVID restrictions this year, we will offer limited seating and pre-registrations for the celebration are essential. This is due to Council’s management of the health risks surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

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 mini-market at the plaza being hosted by the Australia Refugee Association (ARA). Make sure you browse through the range of food and craft on sale for the general public.

Program

  • Para Hills Songsters
  • Intercultural parade and Dhol drumming
  • Welcome address
  • Welcome to Country and traditional didgeridoo performance
  • Mayor's speech
  • Guest speaker
  • Vietnamese music
  • Pakistani Pavarati music
  • Cambodian dance
  • African music and drums
  • Filipino dance
  • "I Belong in My Culture" video
  • Local ukulele group
  • Lion Dance
  • Italian band
  • Spanish music

Enquiries: 8406 8368

Do you want to find out more? Listen to a podcast from the 2021 harmony week celebration.

Salisbury Community Hub

34 Church St, Salisbury

Stronger Together Exhibition

Friday 4 March to Friday 8 April

Stronger Together supports participants from Welcoming Futures, to share stories of diversity and multiculturalism in Adelaide. Underneath each portrait, there is a short summary of the person in the picture, with a QR code that takes you to a podcast to sit and listen to either story. The photographic, Shawn Li, was inspired by a story from an Afghan refugee and her journey to Australia. Shawn aims to use this exhibition to showcase the challenges of people coming from multicultural communities.

Stronger Together Exhibition

“International Nowruz Day” display

Mon 21 to Wed 23 March 2022, 8.30 am to 5 pm

Nowruz is an ancestral festivity marking the first day of spring and the renewal of nature. It is celebrated on the day of the astronomical vernal equinox, which usually occurs on 21 March. It is celebrated by more than 300 million people all around the world and has been celebrated for over 3,000 years in the Balkans, the Black Sea Basin, the Caucasus, Central Asia, the Middle East and other regions.

It promotes values of peace and solidarity between generations and within families as well as reconciliation and neighbourliness, thus contributing to cultural diversity and friendship among peoples and different communities.

Before the arrival of Nowruz, family members gather around the Haft-sin table and await the exact moment of the March equinox to celebrate the New Year. Come to the hub to see what a Hast-sin table looks like and learn about the different elements.


DUALITA Live at the Hub

Wednesday 23 March 2022, 11 am to 2 pm

Come and hear Acoustic Duo called DUALITA as they perform the most famous international songs of all time from the 60s up to now. The 3 hour event will include English, Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese music.

Dualita Live At The Hub

Salisbury Community Centres

Multicultural cuisine at Jack Young Centre

Monday 21 March to Friday 25 March 2022

Jack's Café located at Jack Young Centre (2 Orange Ave, Salisbury) will be offering a special range of meals for its weekly specials in celebration of Harmony Week.

  • Minestrone Soup
  • Beef Mechado
  • Greek Style Meatball Salad
  • Rolled Roast Chicken
  • Churros desert

Bookings will be essential: 8406 8525 or jyc@salisbury.sa.gov.au

Find out more on the Jack Young Centre page.

During Harmony Week, some of the Council’s community centres are also working in partnership with schools and other organisations to run intercultural events.

Library programs

Monday 21 March to Sunday 27 March 2022

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

Important notice

Please note, these events are being held in line with the 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.

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