National Unity Week is a partnership between Welcoming Australia and the Lebanese Muslim Association that encourages all Australians to join together to welcome our new neighbours and build cultural understanding.
In 2021, National Unity Week will take place from October 23rd to October 30th.
Individuals, community organisations and businesses are encouraged to register events during National Unity Week around one of four themes:
- Walk Together (family-friendly parades and festivals)
- Eat Together (community picnics, welcome dinners etc.)
- Play Together (intercultural sporting events and recreational activities)
- Learn Together (National Mosque Open Day, intercultural forums, inter-faith events)
The origin of the event dates back to 2014, when the two organisations partnered in the inaugural National Day of Unity, combining bothÂ National Mosque Open DayÂ andÂ Walk Together.
In 2016, it was decided that the two events should bookend a week-long celebration of Australia’s cultural diversity. Consequently, National Day of Unity became National Unity Week.
Now in its fifth year, National Unity Week seeks to open up this engaging celebration to as many as partners, community groups and events as possible – join us as we put welcome in your hands and gather together to recognise and celebrate our diversity.
To find out more, attend or host a National Unity Week event in 2021, visit the National Unity Week website.