Celebrating Asia Pacific American Heritage in May

May is Asia Pacific American Heritage Month. The month of May was chosen in honor of the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants to the United States on May 7, 1843 and also the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869.

We celebrate Asia Pacific American Heritage with community events that involve historical, educational, and cultural activities, and by recognizing famous Asian Americans in such fields as architecture, entertainment, athletics, education, art, and science.