This Sunday, 21 May is recognised as the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development by the United Nations. The UN explains the importance of cultural diversity as “a driving force of development, not only with respect to economic growth, but also as a means of leading a more fulfilling intellectual, emotional, moral and spiritual life”.
Australia is considered one of the most multicultural countries in the world. From our blog alone, we can see the effort that governments, councils, religious and community organisations, schools and institutions put in to celebrate the diversity of cultural heritage we enjoy. Some of these events that have occurred so far in 2017 include: the Living in Harmony Festival in NSW in March, Cultural Diversity Week in Victoria in March, and the Multicultural Month in Queensland in August, to just name a few.
What’s on this weekend?
This Sunday, the first Five Spice Festival will be held at Canterbury Hurlstone Park RSL to celebrate the World Day for Cultural Diversity with food and dance. Don’t miss it!
To learn more about the World Day for Cultural Diversity, please go to http://www.un.org/en/events/culturaldiversityday/index.shtml
To know more about the Five Spice Festival, please go to http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/the-express/first-spice-festival-embraces-all-cultures-for-international-cultural-diversity-day/news-story/09bfde739a4f06704f432d564303daf6