Harmony Night Festival to celebrate culture in SJ

Published on Tuesday, 5 March 2024 at 12:14:17 PM

Serpentine Jarrahdale’s diversity and multiculturalism will be in the spotlight at the Shire’s Harmony Night Festival.

  • Friday, 22 March
  • 5pm - 8pm
  • Kalimna Oval, Kardan Boulevard, Byford

Capping off Harmony Week with a bang, the festival will be a community celebration of all the different backgrounds and nationalities that make the SJ community such a great place to live.

Residents are invited to join in the fun with a range of cultural dance performances, market stalls and delicious food from across the globe on offer.

Serpentine Jarrahdale is one of the fastest-growing local government areas in Australia, with multiple new families making SJ their home every single week.

This rapid growth means our Shire is home to a wide range of backgrounds, each of which offers a new perspective and helps bring a depth of culture to SJ.

More than 10% of SJ locals speak a language other than English in the home, with large chunks of our population including German, Scottish, Indian, Dutch and Irish nationalities.

Harmony Week is a celebration to recognise this great wealth of diversity we have. It is held during the week that ​includes 21 March, which is the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

The Wednesday prior to the Harmony Night Festival will see the Shire hold a special Citizenship Ceremony where a whopping 47 people from all over the world will officially become Australian citizens.

The Festival itself will include displays from a variety of different countries. Residents are invited to bring a picnic blanket along and enjoy a celebration of culture.

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