Sharing a cup of tea in the name of harmony

Cultural harmony: Mankmari Kandel, Tahmida Istam, Laxman Kandel and Harka Kark join others in celebrating a Bengali and Nepalese tea ceremony. Picture: John Veage

Cultural harmony: Mankmari Kandel, Tahmida Istam, Laxman Kandel and Harka Kark join others in celebrating a Bengali and Nepalese tea ceremony. Picture: John Veage

The multicultural community of St George will be celebrated during a series of events for Harmony Day.

Harmony Day, held every year in March, is an annual event that encourages and promotes respect for cultural and religious diversity.

At Bayside Council several tea ceremonies will be held at Rockdale Library showcasing how people enjoy tea from across the world.

It kicked off with a Bengali and Nepalese tea ceremony today ahead of a Arabic ceremony on March 22 and a Chinese tea ceremony and calligraphy workshop on March 29.

The events are free but bookings are required.

There will also be a Harmony Day event at  L’Estrange Park in Mascot.

There will stalls offering information, and entertainment from Aboriginal dance group Buuja Buuja, local school choirs and the Windgap choir.  

For more details go to www.baysidelibrary.eventbrite.com or call 9562 1694.

Georges River Council also has a calendar of events until Friday, March 24.

At Hurstville library there will be a Latin American harp performance by Victor Valdes on March 23.

That will follow a Henna workshop at Kogarah Library on March 21.

Across all the council’s libraries there will be special storytime sessions. For more details go to www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au.

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