How to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May


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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month starts in May to honor the contributions generations of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have made to the U.S. Congress officially put it on the calendar after passing a law in 1992. May was chosen because it marks the month the first Japanese immigrants arrived to the U.S. in 1843, as well as when the transcontinental railroad built mostly by Chinese immigrants was completed in1869. As of 2019, it is the fastest-growing racial or ethnic group in the country, with more than 19.5 million Americans who identify as Asian or Pacific Islander, according to Pew...