The message of Harmony Week 15–21 March is Everyone Belongs. It is a day of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home, from the traditional owners of this land to those who have come from many countries around the world.
To celebrate, we are asking you to pick a restaurant or café from the wide range of cuisines on offer in Frankston City and buy a meal there between 15–21 March. Simply take a pic of the meal (or better yet, you and your loved ones enjoying the meal), post it to your socials with the hashtags #FoodforHarmony #HarmonyWeek2021 #FrankstonCity and in three words tell us what cultural harmony means to you.
Don’t forget to tag or mention the restaurant as well. No social media? That’s okay, just email the above to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Make sure to hold on to your receipt for a chance to WIN one of five $100 vouchers to the local eatery of your choice!
Let’s support our local businesses, while celebrating the many cultures that make us who we are.
If you have any questions, email: CommunityStrengthening@frankston.vic.gov.au
Are you a local business?
Pop a poster up in your cafe or restaurant, encouraging your customers to share their meal on socials and tag your business.
What is Harmony Week all about?
Did you know, 31% of Frankston City residents were born overseas?
Harmony Week is a celebration of cultural diversity – a day of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home. It’s about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone. The message of Harmony Day is ‘everyone belongs’, the Day aims to engage people to participate in their community, respect cultural and religious diversity and foster sense of belonging for everyone.
Multicultural Australia is an integral part of our national identity. All people who migrate to Australia bring with them some of their own cultural and religious traditions, as well as taking on many new traditions. Collectively, these traditions have enriched our nation. Australia is a vibrant and multicultural country, from the oldest continuous culture of our first Australians to the cultures of our newest arrivals from around the world.
Orange is the colour chosen to represent Harmony Week as it signifies social communication and meaningful conversations and also relates to the freedom of ideas and encouragement of mutual respect. Australians can choose to wear something orange between 15 and 21 March, to show their support for cultural diversity and an inclusive Australia.
For more information on Harmony Week, visit: harmony.gov.au