Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 🎏🌏

So…why do we celebrate it?

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is observed to recognize the contributions that people of Asian and Pacific heritage made to American culture.

When did the US first start celebrating it?

President Jimmy Carter signed a joint resolution declaring May 4-10, 1979, as the first Asian Pacific Heritage Week. In 1990, President George H. W. Bush signed an extension changing Asian Pacific Heritage Week to a month-long observance. It is celebrated in May to acknowledge the first Japanese immigrants to the United States who arrived May 7, 1843.

What kinds of activities can kids do to celebrate?

Help kids appreciate the rich history and culture of the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders with resources from the Library of Congress, the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, and more.