Cleveland Cultural Gardens’ One World Day Spotlights the Area’s Many Ethnicities

Photo by Dave Ciborek

Sun 8/25 @ 11AM-6PM

The Cleveland Cultural Gardens were founded in 1916 with the Shakespeare (now British) Garden, but gathered momentum in the between 1929 and 1940 when 14 new gardens were added. That momentum slowed between 1940 and 1985 when only four new gardens came on board but in the last decade and a half, the number of new gardens hasn’t just grown but has also grown more diverse with gardens representing Syria, India, Vietnam and, dedicated just this week, the first garden devoted to an African nation, the new Ethiopian Garden.

So there’ll be a lot of celebrate when the Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation hosts its 74th One World Day. It features such community-wide events as the Parade of Flags, with delegations from many cultures marching with their flags, dressed in native costumes, and the annual naturalization ceremony, while various gardens will be offering performances, ethnic food and various family activities. There’ll be guided trolley tours for those who want an overview, and a beer garden for those who want to sit and relax with a drink.

It’s free and open to all.

One World Day

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