One World Day

On Aug. 26 the Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation hosted the 74th Annual One World Day, an event which attracts around 20,000 people each year. This year’s One World Day Parade of Flags was the largest ever, with 38 groups participating to represent their countries or organizations. In addition to a naturalization ceremony, those in attendance traveled to each garden with a “Passport to Peace” to experience performances, cultural food and history as featured by each country’s garden.
The opening program and naturalization ceremony took place in the Serbian Garden and featured a performance of the United States and Serbian National Anthems by the Serbian Men’s Choir, “Kosovo,” as well as remarks from Mayor Frank G. Jackson and a host of other officials and community leaders. Following the ceremony, students from the Hawken School and the Campus International School led the Pledge of Allegiance and performed “America the Beautiful.”

Lewis Burrell