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75th annual One World Day
Cleveland Cultural Gardens
August 29, 2021

The Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation hosted the 75th annual One World Day on August 29, 2021. The Covid-19 pandemic caused the 2020 One World Day to be cancelled but police estimates say that about 15,000 people visited the Gardens and attended the 2021 One World Day.

Cleveland Cultural Gardens sign on One World Day 2021


The day began with a Naturalization Ceremony as new citizens were sworn in.

Naturalization Ceremony at One World Day 2021

Naturalization Ceremony at One World Day 2021

Naturalization Ceremony at One World Day 2021

Naturalization Ceremony at One World Day 2021

Naturalization Ceremony at One World Day 2021

The Parade of Flags is always a highlight of the annual One World Day in the Cleveland Cultural Gardens and the 75th annual One World Day in 2021 was no exception.

MCs from all 4 major TV networks (Chris Tanaka, Danielle Wiggins, Tracy Carloss and Maia Belay) joined Cultural Gardens past-president Sheila Murphy Crawford in announcing the Parade which featured about 50 groups marching in traditional costumes and carrying the flags of their heritage.

TV reporter MCS for Parade of Flags at One World Day 2021

Danielle Wiggins, Maia Belay, Sheila Crawford,
Tracy Carloss and Chris Tanaka


The sudden downpour about an hour after the Parade destroyed my camera on the tripod but luckily I had this handheld camera as a backup. I apologize that the Pipes and Drums of the Irish American Club East Side cut off in the video and the Ukrainian group (with their huge flag!) after them did not make the video. Also only the end of the Chinese group made the backup video. Sorry.



You can see photos of the groups marching in the Parade of Flags on their pages of ClevelandPeople.com

Flags posted in the Plaza after the Parade of Flags

Flags posted in the Plaza after the Parade of Flags


After the Parade of Flags, Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation leaders spoke and introduced dignitaries including Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, County Executive Armond Budish, UCI president Chris Ronaynye, Councilman Kevin Conwell and Cleveland Foundation president Ronn Richards.

This took place in the new Centennial Peace Plaza.

Centennial Peace Plaza crowd on One World Day

Dr. Wael Khoury speaks at One World Day

Dr. Wael Khoury speaks at One World Day

There were performances on the Plaza stage throughout the day including the Singing Angels, Moises Borges Band, Cleveland Chamber Orchestra and more.

Cleveland Chamber Orchestra at One World Day 2021

Cleveland Chamber Orchestra

Moises Borges Band

Moises Borges Band

Dancing in the Plaza

Dancing in the Plaza

Singing Angels on One World Day

Singing Angels

Most Cultural Gardens had food, music, performances and cultural experiences for the visitors throughout the day.

Beer Garden in the German Garden on One World Day

Beer Garden in the German Garden


The ClevelandPeople.com booth had large 5' x 7' maps of Asia, Europe, Africa, South America, North America and the Middle East. Visitors (including the 4 TV anchors) placed a colorful dot on the map where there ancestors (or they) came from.

Girls pointing at ClevelandPeople.com map of Asia

Boy pointing at ClevelandPeople.com map of Jordan

See pictures of more people sharing their heritage with the Maps

Despite a short sudden downpour the 75th annual One World day was a huge success.

Lady Liberty on stilts at One World Day

Lady Liberty crew on stilts at One World Day

Girls in frames for One World Day


See you next year!


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