Devonport to celebrate Harmony Day in Market Square

Devonport will celebrate Harmony Day on Thursday 21 March with cultural activities in Market Square. This is the first year of delivering Street Eats with a multicultural theme.

This event is for the whole community and a chance to get together with friends and family and celebrate our diversity.

The day will feature a Citizenship Ceremony, a range of food vendors will offer different international cuisine and activities for all ages along with dance and entertainment are planned for the Square and the Devonport Regional Gallery’s Creative Space.

Harmony Day will kick off at 4 pm with a Citizenship Ceremony followed by activities for all ages that will run through until 7pm.

Six residents – from Italy, Vietnam, the United Kingdom, Sri Lanka, New Zealand and Mauritius – will be welcomed as Australian citizens at the ceremony which will begin proceedings.

A paper flower making workshop will be held in the Creative Space in the Devonport Regional Gallery. Those attending will also be able to view the Holi Display created by local community members, listen to stories about the Holi Festival and learn how to make paper flowers to take home.

The Mayor, Cr Annette Rockliff, said the activities provided an excellent opportunity for residents to celebrate the diversity of the city and she is very excited to bring the new format of the event to the community.

”Devonport is truly fortunate to have so many people from different cultures sharing our city,” she said.

”The cultural and religious traditions they have brought with them from their homeland certainly enrich the city.”

CAPTION: Looking forward to the Harmony Day activities are (from left): Charmane Hardy, Devonport City Council, Lusiana and Saibo Toganivalu and the Mayor Cr Annette Rockliff.

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