Since 1999, Harmony Day has been set aside as a day to celebrate Australian multiculturalism.
The day, held on March 21 each year, coincides with the United Nations’ International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
It highlights the rights that every person is born free and has the right to equality with dignity.
Harmony Day is a time for friends and family to get together and celebrate the nation’s diversity through events held at schools, workplaces and communities.
Celebrations can include holding morning teas, musical events, sporting matches and day trips.
The day is also recognised through the colour orange, which helps signify mutual respect, social communications and the right to have freedom.
So, wearing orange this week will show your support for the cause.
Across South Australia there will be lots of events being held to celebrate Harmony Day; to find out if there is an event near you over the weekend, visit www.harmony.gov.au/events.
One of the main events will be held on March 23, at 7.20pm, when Adelaide United’s players will show their support for Harmony Day through the connection of cultures within its community.
The club will show its diversity in players, supporters and partners in a number of celebrations this week, leading up to the game against Newcastle Jets.
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