Harmony Day in Australia
March 21 is Australia’s Harmony Day, which celebrates the country’s cultural diversity. It coincides with the United Nations’ International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
Celebrate Harmony Day
Morning teas, fairs, concerts, school assemblies, sporting events and national costume days are among the different events that have been staged to showcase cultures, traditions and backgrounds. Harmony Day is promoted via different media, such as Facebook and Twitter. Orange has often been worn to promote Harmony Day since it was first celebrated in Australia in 1999.
Harmony Day is a national observance and not a public holiday in Australia.
About Harmony Day
Harmony Day is an Australian Government program that centers on the message that “Everyone belongs”, reinforcing the importance of inclusiveness to all Australians. Since 1999, thousands of Harmony Day events have been staged in childcare centers, schools, community groups, churches, businesses and federal, state and local government agencies across Australia.
Harmony Day Observances
|Weekday||Date||Year||Name||Holiday type||Where it is observed|
|Sun||Mar 21||2010||Harmony Day||Observance|
|Mon||Mar 21||2011||Harmony Day||Observance|
|Wed||Mar 21||2012||Harmony Day||Observance|
|Thu||Mar 21||2013||Harmony Day||Observance|
|Fri||Mar 21||2014||Harmony Day||Observance|
|Sat||Mar 21||2015||Harmony Day||Observance|
|Mon||Mar 21||2016||Harmony Day||Observance|
|Tue||Mar 21||2017||Harmony Day||Observance|
|Wed||Mar 21||2018||Harmony Day||Observance|
|Thu||Mar 21||2019||Harmony Day||Observance|
|Sat||Mar 21||2020||Harmony Day||Observance|
Quick FactsHarmony Day is a national observance that celebrates Australia’s cultural, linguistic and religious diversity on March 21 every year.
Harmony Day 2015Saturday, March 21, 2015
Harmony Day 2016Monday, March 21, 2016
Name in other languages
Other holidays in March 2016 in Australia
- Labour Day – Monday, March 7, 2016
- Labour Day – Monday, March 14, 2016
- St Patrick's Day – Thursday, March 17, 2016
- Palm Sunday – Sunday, March 20, 2016
- Maundy Thursday – Thursday, March 24, 2016
- Good Friday – Friday, March 25, 2016
- Holy Saturday – Saturday, March 26, 2016
- Easter Day – Sunday, March 27, 2016
- Easter Monday – Monday, March 28, 2016
- Easter Tuesday – Tuesday, March 29, 2016
United Nation Holidays on March 21, 2016
- International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
- World Poetry Day
- International Day of Nowruz
- World Down Syndrome Day
- International Day of Forests