Goulburn's Harmony Day: a time for togetherness

UNITY: A variety of performances will be on show for the Goulburn Multicultural Centre's Harmony Day on Tuesday. The event will run at Belmore Park and will mark its second year in Goulburn. Photo: file.
UNITY: A variety of performances will be on show for the Goulburn Multicultural Centre's Harmony Day on Tuesday. The event will run at Belmore Park and will mark its second year in Goulburn. Photo: file.

Belmore Park will be filled with colour and culture for this year’s Harmony Day on Tuesday. 

Run by the Goulburn Multicultural Centre, organiser Heni Hardi invited the whole community to get involved in the day. 

Celebrating its second year in the park, the idea to organise the festival came about when Ms Hardi, an active participate of Harmony Day celebrations across local high schools and organisations in town, decided a combined event would encourage more participation. 

“I want everyone to be together, not spread out. It’s more effective,” Ms Hardi said. “That’s what togetherness means.” 

In response to clients who feel homesick, she always responds: Goulburn is a great place. “I want the clients to have the confidence to feel OK. So there are no gaps between arrivals and locals,” she said.

The day will include bush dancing, a didgeridoo performance from Goulburn High School, Arabic dancing and a free multicultural lunch. Harmony Day is on March 21, 11am to 1pm.