The weekend of September 13 and 14 the Cultural Gardens were flooded with people, estimated 10,000 came to the park to participate in the One World Day festival. For the first time the event stretched over two day weekend, allowing for more activities but also adding strain on the gardens to staff their tents. Entertainment was presented on multiple stages and food was availalble from individual gardens or from street vendors. The traditional Parade of Flags started in the Czech Garden and proceeded to the main stage near the Latvian Garden, MLK Blvd was closed to traffic. After the parade, about 20 new U.S. citizens were installed – it was a great day in thier lives.