In the next month, Senators Daniel K. Inouye and Spark Matsunaga from Hawaii introduced a comparable bill in the Senate. Both proposals passed and then-President Jimmy Carter signed a Joint Resolution establishing the annual celebration. The celebration was extended to a full month under former President George H. Bush in The first documented arrival of Japanese immigrants to the United States took place on May 7, , which is why May was chosen as the month during which we recognize Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
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Asian Pacific Heritage Month, a celebration of Asian and Pacific islanders living in the United States, began as a day observance in Congress passed Pub. In , President Carter spoke of the significant role Asian-Americans have played in the creation of a dynamic and pluralistic American society and made the observation an annual event. Then, in , President George H. May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, , and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, The majority of the workers who laid the tracks were Chinese immigrants.
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Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have a rich heritage thousands of years old and have both shaped the history of the United States and had their lives dramatically influenced by moments in its history. The theme, "Where the World Gathers" links together the series of 24 free festivals presented throughout the year, each with a unique cultural focus, identity, and a range of engaging activities. Join the Vancouver B. The Annual Exhibition of the Seattle Chapter of Ikebana International presents ikebana the Japanese art of flower arranging arrangements and demonstrations by members of all the different schools of ikebana represented in Seattle on May 9 and
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