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Harmony Day 2020

Harmony day is on the 21st March in Australia. It is a celebration which promotes diversity, tolerance and acceptance of other cultures. Harmony Day reminds us that everyone has the right to believe and be treated as " Belonging", whatever their heritage or cultural background and wherever the community in which they live.

Harmony Day coincides with the United Nations’ International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

It is of particular importance in this 2020 year given the Corona virus outbreak across many countries globally. One perspective on this, which goes beyond commonplace xenophobia, is the news that China has limited Wildlife Consumption amidst belief that the virus may have been caused by unregulated slaughter of wildlife in the Wetmarkets in the Huwei province.

On a more positive note is the online "AntiVirus Festival" created by Fillmore Festival and Ladri di Fragola in Italy. Italy has been greatly affected by the virus but various musicians have joined together online to create an online music festival due to the prohibition of public events and need for wide spread self isolation to stem the spread of COVID-19. The Anti virus festival runs from 9 March 2020 9pm (Italian time) to 1 April 2020. It is intended that 6 musicians will perform online each night with an evolving lineup under the theme is..".IO E TE A UN METRO DI DISTANZA" ...." YOU AND I ARE ONLY ONE METRE APART FROM EACH OTHER".


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