Celebrating AANHPI Heritage Month
Every May, we celebrate Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month. This annual observance honors the rich and diverse cultures, histories, and contributions made by Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Island Americans. This year’s theme, according to the Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC), is “Advancing Leaders Through Opportunity."
This holiday was first recognized by Congress in 1978. The month of May was chosen to pay special homage to the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants to the United States on May 7, 1843 and the anniversary of the transcontinental railroad's completion on May 10, 1869 (largely built by Chinese immigrants).
Please join us in celebrating Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islanders this Saturday, May 6 at the Center for the Arts! For more information on this event, visit the Center for the Arts calendar.