Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

http://dublinlibrary.wordpress.com/2009/05/20/hey-may-is-asianpacific-heritage-month/May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. A rather broad term, Asian-Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru and the Federated States of Micronesia) and Polynesia (New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands, Rotuma, Midway Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, French Polynesia and Easter Island).

Like most commemorative months, Asian-Pacific Heritage Month originated in a congressional bill.

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2 thoughts on “Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

  1. I think it was great program unluckily I was not able to attend this but yesterday I visited Charles B Wang center in New York founded by Charles Wang . It is very good place. It represents understanding of Asian and Asian American cultures, and their relationship to other cultures.

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