Asian Pacific Islander Celebration
11:30am - 1:00pm CDT April 23, 2013
ASU Pit (between UC and Library)
Activities will include Hawaiian cultural games, refreshments and entertainment provided by Tropical Productions. Members will perform traditional Hawaiian drumming, dancing, chanting and music. Join the “lei-d” back celebration and learn about the culture that is Hawaii.
Congress passed a joint Congressional Resolution in 1978 to commemorate Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week during the first week of May.This date was chosen because two important anniversaries occurred during this time: the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants in America on May 7, 1843 and the completion of the transcontinental railroad (by many Chinese laborers) on May 10, 1869. In 1990 Congress voted to expand it from a week to a month long celebration. In May 1992, the month of May was permanently designated as “Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month.”