Get ready to celebrate Harmony Day

EVERYONE belongs is the message of National Harmony Day which will be celebrated on Sunday.

It’s all about celebrating Australia’s cultural diversity and for Stepping Stones child care centre it’s a chance to celebrate the diverse multicultural background of the children that attend.

Centre director Heather Curran said the centre was made up of multiple nationalities, which reflects Gladstone’s diverse population, and Harmony Day was a day to celebrate this.

“It’s a great chance for the kids to celebrate their diversity and learn about other cultures,” Ms Curran said.

While the day falls on a Sunday, Stepping Stones celebrations will be held on Friday and will involve a multicultural morning tea and orange activities, as that is the recognised colour for Harmony Day.

“Parents are invited to bring in a national dish to share with everyone,” she said.

Charles Olivier-Forton, whose parents are French, and Jimmy Ching, whose parents are Chinese, got in on the harmony action early, giving each other a big hug.

“This is what Harmony Day is all about,” said Ms Curran.

If you are having a Harmony Day celebration let The Observer know by emailing miranda.cashin@gladstoneobserver.com.au.



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