COMMUNITY members involved in the Murwillumbah celebration of Harmony Day, to be held in Knox Park on Sunday.
COMMUNITY members involved in the Murwillumbah celebration of Harmony Day, to be held in Knox Park on Sunday.

Celebrating multiculturalism



THE face of Tweed is made up of many different races, cultures and beliefs and on Harmony Day we celebrate that diversity throughout the nation.

Harmony Day (March 21) is held each year to bring people together and celebrate this cultural diversity while promoting tolerance.

In the 2001 Census the Tweed area had 71,600 people and 14.9 per cent of those were overseas-born.

At this time the top three birthplaces for Tweed were the UK (4890), New Zealand (1860) and Germany (400) and the major religions were Christianity (52,000), No Religion (10,000) and Buddhism (490).

A Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs spokesperson said Harmony Day gave people a chance to talk to one another, experience cultures that make up our nation and say no to racism.

"Harmony Day is not just about celebrating our cultural diversity, it's about changing people's attitudes and promoting core Australian values like a fair go, inclusiveness and lending a hand to help out those in need."



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