Harmony time as cultures come together

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Shannon SmithGreat Southern Herald

Katanning is home to people of more than 45 nationalities, and about this time every year, the Katanning Harmony Festival brings them all together.

The town centre will come alive with cultural diversity next week during the two-day celebration.

The Shire of Katanning wants people to talk about their culture at the event and make new connections.

The celebrations begin with Friday Food Night, with stalls serving dishes from various cultures. Food night will be an entree to the main festival on Saturday — an eruption of song, dance and colour.

A special Q&A session will encourage people to learn more about Malay, Afghan and Karen cultures.

In addition to the market stalls, tours and entertainment, a Kangaroo Pie Eating Competition should provide some additional fun from 4pm on Saturday.

The Harmony Festival takes place from 5pm-8pm on Friday, March 13 in the Town Square, and from 1pm-7pm on Saturday, March 14 on Clive Street.

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