Held from 21- 29 March, CFA will celebrate the multiple cultures in our community. The theme for this year’s celebration is ‘Curiosity. Conversation. Community.’
Coordinated by the Victorian Multicultural Commission, the celebration coincides with the United Nations Day for the elimination of Racial Discrimination on 21 March. Australia’s Harmony Day is also celebrated on 21 March with its ongoing theme ‘everyone belongs’.
As part of the celebrations the Victorian Multicultural Commission hosts the Multicultural Festival at Queen Victoria Market on Sunday 29 March. There will also be many other multicultural events in Victoria including:
- 14 March – Two Worlds Festival: a celebration and coming together of Indigenous and Western culture. Music, dancing, art, food, and culture will all be part of the festival, sharing knowledge and bridging the gap.
- 20 March – Living traditions Festival: A vibrant community festival to celebrate cultures and traditions in the inner North West of Melbourne.
- 21 March – Spirit Harmony Multicultural Festival Australia 2020: family-friendly one day event involving Indian multicultural artists, food and conversation.
- 22 March – Laneway Festival and Market: A mix of world music, latin dancing, global food, craft and design and much more.
Carlsruhe Fire Brigade members has already started celebrations along with their local Hindi group. On 1 March the brigade was invited to attend the Hindi group's Holi Festival, the festival of colours.