Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

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It’s May which means it’s Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month!

Why was the month of May chosen for this celebration? Asian immigrants played a vital role in America’s transcontinental railroad. The railroad was completed on May 10, 1869, and one of the reasons why May was picked for honoring Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander heritage.

Celebrating Asian American Heritage

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is a time for us to celebrate our diverse country. Today, check to see what heritage celebrations will be held in your area.