Cultures come together for Harmony Day in Zillmere

Preparing to celebrate cultural diversity at Harmony Day in Zillmere are Moe Gia, Nyay Mau, Maria Maria and Paoo Sha with Marlene Faisal and Rukh Mani.
Preparing to celebrate cultural diversity at Harmony Day in Zillmere are Moe Gia, Nyay Mau, Maria Maria and Paoo Sha with Marlene Faisal and Rukh Mani. Renee McKeown

FOOD, dance and culture will be shared during a colourful Harmony Day celebration at Zillmere Community Centre on Friday, March 24.

Each year the community centre hosts an event to celebrate the many cultures that make Zillmere and surrounds a better place.

The centre's project worker Andrina Deslandes said there would be international food, art and craft along with entertainment by Niue Island singers and dancers,

"We would like to celebrate cultural diversity and the message for people to have is a sense of belonging and respect for different cultures,” she said.

"We will have people showcasing their talents and food.

"There's a sense of pride in that.”

Rukh 'Mani' Mani is Fijian Indian and has been cooking for Harmony Day for nine years; she is making samosas for this year's event.

The Zillmere resident said she enjoyed coming to the centre which provided a space for many different groups.

"It's very good everyone coming for beading group and dancing groups,” she said.

"It's a busy life here, instead of sitting at home.”

Harmony Day will run from 3-7pm on Friday, March 24 at Zillmere Community Centre, 54 Handford Road.

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