May Is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month



May Is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Not many people know about May being Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) even I didn't know until some one told me last week.

Well here's to being cultured and learning...

The whole month of May is to commemorate the contributions of people of Asian and Pacific Islander descent in the United States.

Congress passed this even in 1978 to coincide with the anniversary dates of the first Japanese immigrants in America on May 7, 1843 and the completion of the transcontinental railroad (by many Chinese laborers) on May 10, 1869.

In 1990 Congress voted to expand it from a week to a month long celebration and in May 1992, the month of May was permanently designated as “Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month.


I have always been a firm believer of learning from all cultures of the world because we just make up a small portion of the world and there are many types of cultures out there to learn and enjoy.

I myself fall under the "Pacific Islander" category for my Mom is Filipino and my Dad is Caucasian.

So it's interesting to hear that many people around the U.S are celebrating this month.

I hope some of you have learned something today and maybe take part in expanding awareness and culture, Cheers everyone and have a fantastic month!!


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