Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month was created in to pay tribute to the generations of Asians and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America's history and are instrumental in its future success. The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7,and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, The majority of the workers who laid the tracks were Chinese immigrants.
Inthe APA Heritage Foundation was incorporated as a nonprofit organization to help secure sponsorships and resources needed to carry on the annual festivities. Over the years, this annual community celebration has been made possible through the generous support of businesses and community sponsors as well as professional services. Thank you to over 30 community partner organizations for their role in promoting public awareness of APA Heritage Month.
There was a celebration during the month of May—it was Asian History Month! If you didn't celebrate, you missed learning about a wide variety of educational and historical issues. The most important facts center around Asian immigration and its impact on American culture.
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By Greg Rodgers. These big Asian festivals may vary from place to place, but all share something in common: they're often big, chaotic, and extremely memorable! With so many different cultures, religions, and reasons to celebrate spread across Asiayou'll probably be close to an interesting festival no matter where you travel.
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Join us for an afternoon celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month through a blend of traditional and contemporary performances. A collaboration of the diverse community cultural groups found across Southeast Michigan, these performances showcase the arts of several Asian cultures and promise an unforgettable experience for the whole family. Storyteller and conjurer, Ming combines words and magic from a variety of Asian traditions for a unique and entertaining performance.
I spent most of Sunday weeding in the yard to work off the calories. As I was clearing out the clover to make room for chiles and Viet herbs, I started thinking about Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, which spans this entire month. The official celebration has been around sincewhen Congress and President Jimmy Carter designated it.
May is Asian Heritage Month. Canadians are invited to learn more about and celebrate the many achievements and contributions of Canadians of Asian origin who, throughout history, have done so much to make Canada the culturally diverse, compassionate and prosperous nation it is today. Read about some notable Canadians of Asian origin who have made a significant impact in Canadian society. Find out more about national and provincial organizations as well as educational resources dedicated to commemorating and promoting Asian heritage in Canada.