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Midsumma Carnival

Apr. 30 - May. 1, 2021

Currently Midsumma are developing plans for alternate options in place of Midsumma Carnival for 2021 at varying scale, attendance numbers and site options. Midsumma Carnival will return to "normal" in 2022. Midsumma Carnival highlights the opening weekend of the three-week Festival each year. Midsumma Carnival is an iconic outdoor celebration that has become one of the biggest highlights in the LGBTIQA+ annual calendar. The event provides a fitting...

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Midsumma Pride March

Sun, May. 23, 2021

Midsumma Pride March is the second Midsumma signature event where over 7,400 marchers usually take to the streets down Fitzroy Street in St Kilda each year and over 45,000 people line the streets and balconies along the march route to show their support – making this the best-attended Pride March in Victoria. Dykes on Bikes precede the marching contingent as per tradition, with the march itself led by Boon Wurrung Elders and a Rainbow...

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National Day of Healing

Australia

Wed, May. 26, 2021 All Day

National Day of Healing, formerly and still occasionally known as National Sorry Day, offers the community the opportunity to acknowledge the impact of the policies spanning more than 150 years of forcible removal of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children from their families. The first National Sorry Day was held on 26 May 1998 following the release of the findings and recommendations from the report. One of...

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Anniversary of 1967 Referendum

Thu, May. 27, 2021 All Day

The 1967 Referendum was a landmark achievement for Indigenous Australians. Following decades of Indigenous and non-Indigenous activism, over 90% of all Australians voted in favour of amending two sections of the Australian Constitution: Section 51 (xxvi)  The Parliament shall, subject to this Constitution, have power to make laws for the peace, order, and good government of the Commonwealth with respect to: ...The people of any race, other than the...

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National Reconciliation Week

Australia

May. 27 - Jun. 3, 2021

National Reconciliation Week was initiated in 1996 to provide a special focus for nationwide activities. This week is a time to reflect on achievements and things still be done to achieve reconciliation. This week is timed to coincide with two significant dates in Australia’s history. These day are strong symbols of hope and direction for reconciliation: 27 May and 3 June.

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Mabo Day

Australia

Thu, Jun. 3, 2021 All Day

Mabo Day marks the anniversary of the High Court of Australia’s judgement in 1992 in the Mabo case. The case made against the State of Queensland on 3 June accepted the claim by Eddie Mabo and the other claimants that their people (the Meriam peoples) had occupied the Islands of Mer for hundreds of years before the arrival of the British. This is a day of...

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Coming of the Light

Australia

Thu, Jul. 1, 2021 All Day

This is a particular day of significance for Torres Strait Islander people. It marks the day the London Missionary Society first arrived in the Torres Strait. The missionaries landed at Erub Island on 1 July 1871. Religious and cultural ceremonies are held by Torres Strait Islander Christians across the Torres Strait and on the mainland to commemorate this day.

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VIC NAIDOC Week

Australia

Jul. 4 - 11, 2021

NAIDOC Week is observed from the first to the second Sunday in July. NAIDOC celebrations are held around Australia to celebrate the history, culture and achievement of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC was originally ‘National Aboriginal and Islanders’ Day Observance Committee’. This week is celebrated not just in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities but also increasingly in government agencies, schools, local councils and workplaces.

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VACCHO Members meeting

Jul. 27 - 29, 2021

VACCHO meets with our 32 Member ACCOs three times a year.

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National Aboriginal and Islander Children’s Day

Australia

Wed, Aug. 4, 2021 All Day

National Aboriginal and Islander Children’s Day (NAICD) is celebrated on 4 August and was established by Secretariat for National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care in 1988. Each year SNAICC has a theme for Children’s Day to highlight significant issues, concern or hope for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children.

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