Orange community ready to celebrate Harmony Day

Bollywood is the theme for Harmony Day celebrations in Orange this year.

High energy bhungara dance group, Varis Punjab De Canberra, will be the feature performers this year, featuring the music and dance of the Punjab region in northern India.

This year’s event is on Saturday 23 March 2019 from 4pm until 8pm in the South Court, Byng Street Orange.

HARMONY : Saturday’s festival will celebrate Orange’s cultural diversity.

The event will include cultural food, free craft activities and jumping castle for children and non-stop entertainment. Music and performance options on the day also include :

  • an Indigenous Dance performance
  • Orange Tribal Fusion
  • Indonesian Dance
  • Samantha Bartholomeusz and Kate Rose offering a chilled Jazz session
  • Canobolas Pipe Band

Food choices on the day will come across the globe including:

  • Indigenous fare (Crocodile, Emu, Kangaroo)
  • Japanese dumplings
  • Indian butter chicken, rice and other delicacies
  • Sri Lankan Biryani
  • Cambodian Spring rolls and rice paper rolls
  • Indonesian spicy skewers

Orange Mayor Reg Kid has welcomed the staging of this year’s event.

“Harmony Day is a wonderful opportunity to showcase our diverse community in Orange, bringing people from all cultures and communities together in celebration and mutual understanding,” Cr Reg Kidd said.

“It’s all about inclusiveness, respect and belonging for all Australians regardless of cultural or language background.”

The event is supported by Orange City Council, Orange CultureHub and Multicultural NSW.

For further information please contact Council’s Migrant and Refugee Support Officer Anni Gallagher on 6393 8625.

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