Kenney declares World Heritage Day

Mayor Kenney announced Thursday that every fourth Thursday in May will be World Heritage Day in Philadelphia, a recognition of the city's newfound status.

By Claudia Vargas, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Philadelphia was named one of 267 World Heritage cities last year. It is a designation given to cities with a UNESCO World Heritage site and a place that the Organization of World Heritage Cities considers to be of global interest.

"I hope that all Philadelphians can share in the pride of living in a World Heritage City," Mayor Kenney said. "Whether we were born here or we chose to make our home here, whether we live downtown or in one of our many diverse neighborhoods, this designation is a distinct honor for all of us."

Kenney also revealed a new logo and seal that will be used to market the city's World Heritage designation.