Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month - May 2022

(From The Asian Culture Center at Indiana University Bloomington)

Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPIHM) is a month-long celebration which recognizes the contributions of Asian American and Pacific Islanders.

In 1977, congressional lawmakers proposed bills for the creation of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. After passing a law for a seven-day commemoration in 1978, Congress passed Public Law 102-450 in 1992, which annually designated May Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month.