Mandurah Boardwalk Markets putting Harmony Day on the map


Organisers Wendy King, Angela Simms, Mehrangiz Kalani, Chris Faure, Dilshad Rahman and Virginia Pitts point to their places of origin on the map.
Organisers Wendy King, Angela Simms, Mehrangiz Kalani, Chris Faure, Dilshad Rahman and Virginia Pitts point to their places of origin on the map.

EVERYONE can celebrate Harmony Day this year at Mandjar Square on Sunday.

The celebration includes entertainment and activities, supported by a special multicultural day at the Mandurah Boardwalk Markets. The market stalls include a range of ethnic foods and crafts.

Live entertainment between 10am and 2pm features song, dance and martial arts, with most performers living in and around Mandurah.

The Warrdong Aboriginal dance group from Dudley Park Primary School kick off the day, followed by traditional dance and music from Persia, Ireland, the Philippines and China.

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People will be able to experience various activities on the day, including a Chinese Lion dance workshop with Peel Multicultural Association, who also have a performance scheduled for the Stretch Festival in May.

Yarning about Yaburgurt, making straw lizards, origami and other paper crafts and story time with Mandurah Library are among other activities on the day.

Everyone is encouraged to wear traditional dress and join in the parade at 11am.

As more than half the local community were born in another country and many have come from other parts of Australia, people will be able to mark their place of origin on a map of the world.

Significant community support has come from the likes of Mandurah Boardwalk Markets and Bendigo Bank, Mandurah MLA David Templeman, Mandurah Performing Arts Centre and Hans Café.