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Asian Pacific Islander Month


Event URL: http://asianpacificheritage.gov/
Date/Time: May 1 - 31, 2017

May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843. In 1977, Congress called upon the President to proclaim the first ten days of May as Asian-Pacific Heritage Week.  Twelve years later, President George H.W. Bush signed an extension making the week-long celebration into a month.