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Vietnamese Cultural Garden on One World Day

Vietnamese Cultural Garden in Cleveland
73rd annual One World Day
September 16, 2018

The Cleveland Vietnamese community was out in full force at the 73rd annual One World Day on the site of the upcoming Vietnam Cultural Garden. There was music, entertainment, food and fun as members of the Vietnamese community shared their culture with thousands of visitors on One World Day.

Vietnam Garden group at One World Day 2018

Vietnam Garden group at One World Day 2018

The opening ceremonies featured singing of the Vietnamese and US national anthems and remarks from Vietnamese Garden leaders Gia Hoa Ryan, Joe Meissner, Brunswick Mayor Ron Falconi and others. Cleveland Councilman Matt Zone also spoke and presented a proclamation from the City of Cleveland.

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Raising a Vietnamese Flag on One World Day in Cleveland

Raising a Vietnamese Flag on One World Day in Cleveland



Raising a Vietnamese Flag on One World Day in Cleveland


Raising a Vietnamese Flag on One World Day in Cleveland


Singing the US and Vietnamese anthems on One World Day in Cleveland

Singing the national anthems



Singing the US and Vietnamese anthems on One World Day in Cleveland


Singing the US and Vietnamese anthems on One World Day in Cleveland


Singing the US and Vietnamese anthems on One World Day in Cleveland


Brunswick Mayor Ron Falconi

Brunswick Mayor Ron Falconi


Gia Hoa Ryan and Councilman Matt Zone

Gia Hoa Ryan and Councilman Matt Zone


Proclamation from Councilman Matt Zone

Proclamation from Councilman Matt Zone


Vietnamese Cultural Garden on 2018 One World Day


Vietnamese Cultural Garden on 2018 One World Day


Vietnamese Cultural Garden on 2018 One World Day


Vietnamese Cultural Garden on 2018 One World Day


Vietnamese Cultural Garden on 2018 One World Day


After the formal ceremony, members particpated in the 2018 One World Day Parade of Flags.

See photos and videos of the Vietnamese Garden reps in the Parade of Flags

Vietnamese Cultural Garden committee president Miss Gia Hoa Ryan displayed a model of the statue which will be the centerpiece of the future garden.

Gia Hoa Ryan and statue

Gia Hoa Ryan

Vietnamese Cultural Garden statue

The festivities continued in the Vietnamese Cultural Garden all day with delicious food and drinks, photo opportunities and lessons on Vietnamese culture. This included original compositions such as this clip of Benny Vo showcasing some of his rap.



Benny Vo raps in Vietnam Cultural Garden on One World Day

Benny Vo raps in Vietnam Cultural Garden on One World Day


Benny Vo raps in Vietnam Cultural Garden on One World Day

Congratulations to Gia Hoa Ryan, Joe Meissner, Oanh Loi Powell and other committee members who made the day such a success.

Vietnam Garden group at One World Day 2018

Vietnam Garden group at One World Day 2018


See photos and videos of the Vietnamese Garden reps in the Parade of Flags

See more from the 2018 One World Day

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