Philadelphia World Heritage Week – May 24-28

Posted by Global Philadelphia Association on May 11, 2021

Mark your calendars! Philadelphia is celebrating six years as a World Heritage City with a week of virtual festivities for the whole family!

Philadelphia World Heritage Day was instituted by Mayor Jim Kenney in 2016, and is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of each May. This annual event is an important part of bringing awareness of Philadelphia’s World Heritage City to all city residents. Each year, the celebration is carried out in a different location and in a different way. In 2021, we will celebrate our 6th year as a World Heritage City by holding a week of virtual festivities, to be held May 24-28.

Sneak Peak:

Watch Amanda Gorman – the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history – perform the poem she composed in 2020 to celebrate Philadelphia’s 5th anniversary as a World Heritage City, entitled
“The Gathering Place.”

Did you know that General George Washington served a West Indian soup to warm his freezing troops camped at Valley Forge? Discover the fascinating history of Pepperpot Soup and learn how to make it at home from Emmy Award winning TV host and culinary historian Chef Walter Staib.

Do your kids or students enjoy learning about and making global foods? Tune in for a special World Heritage Week episode of Heritage Storytime where we’ll make tabbouleh with our friends at Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture and learn about the culinary traditions of the SWANA region.

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