Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2023

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Happy Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!


May is Asian Pacific American (APA) Heritage Month – a celebration that recognizes the historical and cultural contributions of individuals and groups of Asian and Pacific Islander descent to the United States. This term also includes AAPI or API. 

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).

Read more about the history behind Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. 

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