EACH March, the City of Whitehorse brings Victorians together to celebrate Victoria’s diverse and powerful multicultural communities.
Multiculturalism is a core part of the Victorian identity, our character and way of life. Our state is home to people who speak 290 languages and have 314 different ancestries. It’s also a place where anyone can contribute and belong.
Cultural Diversity Week is a time to celebrate the power, influence, and stories of Victoria’s rich multicultural communities, and all Victorians are invited to participate through a variety of events and activities.
This year Cultural Diversity Week will take place across the state from 11–21 March.
This year’s theme is Our Past. Our Future: Celebrating and reflecting on the contributions of Victoria’s multicultural communities. Victorians of all ages and backgrounds are invited to reflect on multicultural Victoria’s long history and celebrate its bright future.
You can also reflect on the day that paved the way for these celebrations – 21 March: United Nation’s International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (IDERD). This day reminds us that while celebrating multiculturalism is vital, so too is supporting and advocating on behalf of multicultural communities. IDERD concludes Cultural Diversity Week, and all communities are invited to continue conversations about diversity, inclusion and belonging long after the week has ended.
To celebrate Cultural Diversity Week, Whitehorse City Council will be hosting their Harmony Day Concert in the grounds of Strathdon House – a place to relax, enjoy and play in nature. Take a picnic rug and celebrate the many diverse cultures of Whitehorse.
When: 2pm–5pm, Sunday 19 March
Where: Strathdon House and Orchard Precinct, 449-465 Springvale Road, Forest Hill.