Australia is one of the most successful multicultural countries in the world. Every year people of Australia celebrate Harmony Week, Monday to Sunday, which includes Harmony Day (21st March) in it. Australia is the land of the First People who are the oldest continuous culture on the planet. Australia is also home to the latest arrival of migrants. Harmony Week marks and celebrates this inclusiveness, respect and belonging for all Australians.
Harmony Week is celebrated at workplaces, schools and wider communities throughout Australia.
Australian Islamic College of Sydney celebrated Harmony Day on Monday 21st March, 2022. Students and teachers took part by wearing different dresses, creating art & craft pieces, paintings, decorations and holding sport events. Masha Allah, it was a very beautiful atmosphere which brings together all teachers, students and staff. AICS is thankful to Allah Almighty for this wonderful blessings of unity and harmony.
Some interesting facts about Australia:
More than 70 Indigenous languages are spoken in Australia.
English is the official and most common language. But Mandarin, Arabic, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Italian, Greek, Tagalog, Spanish, Hindi and Punjabi are also widely spoken.
Since 1945, more than 7.5 million people have migrated to Australia.
49% of Australians were born overseas or one of their parents were.
Australia is home to more than 200 cultural and ethnic groups.
May Allah ﷻ grant peace, love and harmony to the people of Australia. Ameen.