Cleveland City Hall backs 72nd One World Day

For Immediate Release

July 7, 2017

Cleveland, OH – August 27, 2017 will be the 72nd annual One World Day in the Cleveland Cultural Gardens. Since 1945 the Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation (CCGF) has celebrated One World Day exemplifying the theme of the Gardens: “Peace through Mutual Understanding.”

Over the years, many Cleveland City Council members and Mayors have supported One World Day.

Essentially this means that One World Day is supported by the Mayor and all of Cleveland City Council.  They share in the acknowledgment that Cleveland has a rich cultural history made up of diverse groups.  The Mayor and Council realize that the annual One World Day is an opportunity to share that culture and history with the people of Cleveland and beyond in an educational, yet family fun, environment.

Cleveland Cultural Gardens One World Day Chair Sheila Murphy Crawford said, “We have always been grateful for the support from City Hall and numerous individual council people.  To have One World Day supported by the City of Cleveland is testament to the hard work of the Federation and the delegates who work on and in the individual gardens.”

The Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation also received proclamations honoring the 72nd One World Day from the US Congress (Rep. Marcia Fudge), State of Ohio (Governor Kasich and Lt. Governor Taylor), Cuyahoga County Council (Yvonne Conwell). Ohio House (Bill Patmon) and the City of Brunswick (Mayor Falconi)

The annual One World Day, hosted annually since 1945 by the Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation, is the highlight of the busy calendar of summer events in the Gardens.  On One World Day all the Gardens get together to celebrate as one. Events include a Parade of Flags, a naturalization ceremony, cultural performances, entertainment, gardens exhibitors, authentic diverse ethnic food, guided Lolly the Trolley Tour through the gardens, Passport to Peace Children Activity and more.

One World Day is free and open to the public.


Cleveland Cultural Gardens One World Day Chair
Sheila Murphy Crawford

One World Day Producer
Johnny Wu                                 216-539-4634 office