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May = Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

In the United States, May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. Since 1977, this special month pays tribute to the generations of Asians and Pacific Islanders who have been an important part of American society and culture.

With racist anti-Asian sentiment growing with the outbreak of Covid-19 across the world, it is more important than ever to stand together in solidarity.

According to the official website, this month celebrates those from Asia 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
  • Polynesia – New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands, Rotuma, Midway Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, French Polynesia and Easter Island

Lockdown doesn’t have to stop us from celebrating, here are some great ways to celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage (AAPI) month from home:

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Source: Spotify
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Source: The Asia Society

 

Happy Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month! 

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