JUST days after the Christchurch terror attack where 50 people died, Leeton did its best to show people of all backgrounds should always feel included.
The Leeton Multicultural Support Group held its annual Harmony Day lunch on Sunday, with the group reflecting on the terrible tragedy in New Zealand.
"We had a minute's silence for those who died and were injured, and all those who were left traumatised by the horrific attack in New Zealand," Leeton Shire Council mayor Paul Maytom said.
While the minute's silence cast a sombre mood, the group did its best to celebrate what Harmony Day is all about - inclusion, friendship, acceptance and tolerance.
Around 75 people attended on the day, with many different nations represented.
A delicious feast was cooked up for all to enjoy, with many of the culinary delights representative of traditional food from these countries.
A group from the Borneo Choir provided some entertainment, with Leeton Shire Council community service manager Wendell Peacock also conducting some bongo lessons.
Many of the participants also wore a splash of orange, which is the official colour of Harmony Day. Traditionally, orange signifies social communication and meaningful conversations. It also relates to the freedom of ideas and encouragement of mutual respect.
Did you know?
- Nearly half (49 per cent) of Australians were born overseas or have at least one parent who was and as a nation, Australia identifies with over 300 ancestries.
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