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Today is Harmony Day. A day to celebrate diversity, culture, acceptance. To talk about heritage and encourage community spirit.
In times like these, we couldn’t need this more. Unfortunately, we are unable to immerse ourselves into social activities and be as inclusive as we would like to be, but that’s not to say we can’t be aware of the significance of Harmony Day.
Here are 5 alternative ways to celebrate Harmony Day
Pen some letters to family, friends and neighbours.
When was the last time you received a hand written letter in the post?! The personal touch and effort will not go overlooked. Get the kids involved too! The grandparents will love it!
Research your own family tree.
Not only will this give you a strong understanding of your own family heritage, it will also put you in touch with long distance family members that are researching the same tree (perhaps on the other side of the world!) Share what you know with each other and fill in the gaps.
Make a donation or support local business
In these testing times, we are all witnessing people suffer. Whether it be financially, emotionally or physically. It’s time for those who can, to step up and help. It might be something as small as tipping your local café/shop when you get your morning coffee, or making a donation to a charity. Even getting takeaway from your local restaurant can help keep the community spirit alive.
This can be difficult in terms of social distancing depending on where or how you volunteer but perhaps offering to do deliveries for a small business, a letter drop to promote something in the community or if you have any specialised skills, you can offer your services for free or discounted rate.
Learn another language
Is your neighbour from another country? And speaks another language? Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to greet them in their native tongue? Even learning a simple ‘hello, how are you?’ could brighten someone’s day.
Let’s hold each other up, figuratively speaking, and show how strong we can be when we all come together as one. Not just in Australia, but across the globe.
Happy Harmony Day
Love the SS Team x