Happy Racial Harmony Day!

Today Singapore celebrates the Racial Harmony Day. So, there was a celebration in kid’s preschool too. As part of the celebration kids were asked to wear their traditional costumes to the preschool. It was a beautiful day with kids wearing different colourful traditional dresses showing their ethnic groups.

Racial Harmony Day

Indian traditional artwork display at the Racial Harmony Day booth

What is Racial Harmony Day?

In Singapore July 21st is the Racial Harmony Day to commemorate the race riots which took place on 21st July 1964.Now Racial Harmony Day is celebrated annually and specially in schools this is a day to spread the message about living in peace and harmony regardless the race and religion. As a multi-cultural society, Singapore is one of the best places to learn about other ethnic groups, culture and their traditional events.

It is good to see that teachers help young kids to learn about racial harmony from their small age so they will grow with learning the importance of maintaining the racial harmony in future once they grow up and in any place they live.

Racial Harmony Day at the Preschool

Racial Harmony Day

Kid dressed up with a Batik Sarong and shirt to show his Sri Lankan traditional dress to his friends and teachers.Oh he also wanted to take his monkey soft toy with him which I didn’t want to refuse 🙂

As part of the celebrations today our kid was so happy to go to school with his traditional dress. In our recent Sri Lanka holiday I bought him a Batik Sarong and Shirt which is one of the traditional dresses for Sri Lankan boys.

Racial Harmony Day Activities for the kids at the Preschool

Racial Harmony Day

Traditional costume fashion parade was one of the best events of the day!

The celebrations included singing of racial harmony songs together with some other activities. After the singing and dancing session, kids were gathered to the booth where there were displays of traditional costumes and cultural items related to different countries.

Racial Harmony Day

Displays of different traditional costumes and items

Racial Harmony Day

Five stones game which is a traditional Malay game

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Myanmar traditional puppet display

 

Kids also enjoyed colouring traditional artwork pages and having henna art works on their hands.

Racial Harmony Day

Colouring activities for the kids

Racial Harmony Day

Sanu is happy with this Henna artwork on his hand!

Racial Harmony Day

And finally,it is time to go home! 🙂

Isn’t this a wise and nice way to teach kids about racial Harmony? They will grow up with these positive attitudes and will be responsible adults in future!

Happy Racial Harmony Day!!

Amila Wickramarachchi

Amila Wickramarachchi

Amila Wickramarachchi is the founder of this blog which she shares her parenting and lifestyle experiences.She is an Engineer by profession and currently works as a freelancer.

12 Comments

Diana Villa

about 1 month ago

I always wanted to go to Singapore, love the culture and look like a beautiful country :D

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Amber Myers

about 1 month ago

This sounds like a great day! I love all the costumes. I wish everyone could always get along!

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Ania Travels

about 1 month ago

This is such a lovely commemoration. When I was in Singapore I was talking to the guy at my hotel and he told me about some of the riots, I had no idea they have an actual commemoration day. Awesome!

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Ola

about 1 month ago

It's great that people take the time to teach the children about racial equality. I look forward to a time when prejudice will no longer exist.

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Crissy

about 1 month ago

That is great that you guys have this holiday to appreciate and teach kids about racial equality! It's so important! I love that they had a little fashion show as well to show off their outfits! ~Crissy

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David Elliott

about 1 month ago

I love all of those costumes. They are ornate and beautiful. Just such a great way to teach your kids to respect other people from all walks of life.

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Blair villanueva

about 1 month ago

That's a cute costume he had. Why did they had this riot? What's the story?

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Keoshia

about 1 month ago

Wow that is great day to celebrate. Love his outfit so cute.

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Erin Creeks

about 4 weeks ago

Well this is quite refreshing. I wish they did something like this all throughout their school career. Its a lesson we could all use, over and over, and over again. Also these pics are adorable. :)

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ellie

about 4 weeks ago

what a beautiful way to commemorate and also teach kids about respect towards everyone. The outfits are so lovely!

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Ana Ojha

about 4 weeks ago

This sounds like an amazing day! Glad to know that Singapore has racial harmony day. That little man looks so cute in his traditional dress!

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Natasha

about 4 weeks ago

What an awesome day and a great way to spread love and peace by sharing this message with the children.

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