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Victoria's largest multicultural celebration

Every year in March, we bring Victorians together to celebrate the colourful sounds, sights, movements and tastes of the state's rich multicultural communities.

We are excited to share our plans for this year’s Cultural Diversity Week held on 19-27 March. It may look a little different, but we are sure you’ll love what we’ve created.

Connecting Through Culture

Multiculturalism is a core part of the Victorian identity, our character and way of life. As home to people from all corners of the world, Victoria is a place where anyone can contribute and belong.

Cultural Diversity Week invites us to reconnect, share and express ourselves creatively through this year’s theme; ‘Connecting Through Culture’.

Through a variety of in-person events and activities, we invite all Victorians to share their stories, appreciate our shared experiences and celebrate the best of what a multicultural society has to offer.

We also invite Victorians to reflect on the day that paved the way for Cultural Diversity Week. March 21 is the United Nation's International Day for the Elimination of Racial DiscriminationExternal Link . This day reminds us that while celebrating multiculturalism is vital, so too is supporting and advocating on behalf of multicultural communities. While racism exists, we are committed to using our voice to work with and for communities to see it eliminated. For more information on our advocacy, please see our 'What we do' tab.

What will Cultural Diversity Week look like in 2022?

Sharing culture through food, music and conversation is a cherished pastime for Victorians. Even with the challenges presented by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, multicultural and multifaith celebrations were adapted to ensure the health and safety of all Victorians.

We remain committed to celebrating and enjoying Cultural Diversity Week from 19-27 March in a way that is COVIDSafe and accessible for all.

We can’t wait to celebrate with you.

Get involved

Cultural Diversity Week is proudly presented by the Victorian Multicultural Commission with support from the Victorian Government.

Reviewed 15 February 2022

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