Around Australia the annual Harmony Day festival for everyone to celebrate cultural diversity is held on 21 March. Everywhere, that is, except in Byron Shire where it will be celebrated this coming Saturday in the Byron Community Centre.
One thing about coming last is that it enables you to stand out from the crowd – and we’re confident last won’t be least.
Sponsored by the Byron Council and NRCF, the celebration begins at 11am with international foods; free children’s activities including flamenco, banner-making, face-painting and interactive storytelling; courtyard music; and stalls. At 2pm the festival continues with a Grand Concert showcasing Indigenous welcome, El Bari flamenco troupe, Belladonna’s Bollywood belly-dancing troupe, Balinese gamelan, Passion Flamenca, Barefoot Gypsies tribal belly-dancing troupe, Kobya Mozambique-roots, Pasando with Yolanda and friends, Hawaiian dance with Lilith, and a variety of photographic displays by Nicole Lewis and Ayesha. Only $10/$5, children under 12 years free. Phone 6685 8904 for more details.