Harmony Day organising committee. From left: Yvonne Jessup, Rosa Del-Castillo Bartolich, Judy Shelley, Rumi Shimokawa, Andrew Bartolich. In front: Corinne Sinclair.
Harmony Day organising committee. From left: Yvonne Jessup, Rosa Del-Castillo Bartolich, Judy Shelley, Rumi Shimokawa, Andrew Bartolich. In front: Corinne Sinclair.

Harmony Day fun

A celebration of life! A festival of colour!


That is how this year’s Byron Bay Harmony Day, to be held on Saturday, is being described.


A small band of volunteers, all from different cultures and countries, have worked hard to ensure a vibrant day of music, food, dancing and plenty of activities for young and old alike.


Organiser Yvonne Jessup described the day as a celebration of cultural diversity in the Byron Shire.


“We have over 40 countries represented in our shire,” she said.


“From European to Asian and people are often surprised when they see how many cultural groups are here.”


The celebrations will be held in the Byron Bay Community Centre and from 10am there will be live music, an international food fair, dance, stalls and face paintings.


“There will be many visitors from the Congolese, Sudanese and Sierra Leone communities coming,” Ms Jessup confirmed.


“And there will be performances by some of them as well.”


At 2pm the Harmony Concert will feature many multicultural events including African dance and drumming with Cheze Shakuhachi, Chinese Lion and Ruby Tuesday Choir.


For further information visit www.byronmulticultural.org.au.


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