Because the City Budget Doesn’t Allow for Two Worlds, Come to One World Day in University Circle

Sun 8/27 @ 11AM-7PM

NASA keeps announcing discovering of more Earth-like planets. Better go to One World Day before it’s rendered obsolete.

Nothing to do with space travel, this is an international/multicultural celebration organized around the Cleveland Cultural Gardens, a series of plantings that began with a themed “Shakespeare Garden” near Rockefeller Park just before WW1. In the 1920s, various civic groups added similar garden monuments along the route, keyed to Cleveland’s various ethnic groups and affiliate nations. After WW2 a “One World Day” festival began.

The event incorporates an actual immigrant naturalization ceremony, performances of everything from belly dancing to Serbian folk to Indian classical to Irish choreography. There are Ethiopian coffee ceremonies, a Vietnamese fashion show, and recitations of stories from the life of Gandhi, with three stages and a special arena of Scottish games (yes, they will be tossing the caber).

Admission and parking are free. Shuttle buses are available for transportation to the various sites along MLK and East Boulevards.


[Written by Charles Cassady Jr.]

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