May 1, 2022 - May 31, 2022
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
Sunday, May 1, 2022
May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in the United States.
The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers who laid the tracks on the project were Chinese immigrants.