Asian american and pacific islander heritage month site from the national archives the national archives holds a wealth of material documenting the asian and pacific islanders experience, and highlights these resources online, in programs, and through traditional and social media. The theme for asian heritage month 2020, asian canadians united in diversity, was inspired by the long and rich history of these canadians who continue, even today, to enrich our country and make it a more vibrant, inclusive and compassionate society. May is asianpacific american heritage month a celebration of asians and pacific islanders in the united states. A rather broad term, asianpacific encompasses all of the asian continent and the pacific islands of melanesia (new guinea, new caledonia, vanuatu, fiji and the solomon islands), micronesia (marianas, guam, wake island, palau, marshall islands, kiribati, nauru and the federated.). Asian pacific american heritage month is celebrated in may to commemorate the contributions of people of asian and pacific islander descent in the united states. The month of may is asian-pacific american heritage month and this site showcases historic properties listed in the national register and national park units highlighting important. Celebrates asian american and pacific islander heritage month each may. Through traditional and social media, in theatres, museums, and parks, various events are organized to draw attention to asian american and pacific islander culture. the chinese (except taiwanese) population was the largest asian group, followed by asian indian (4.). National childhood cancer awareness month citation needed national guide dog month (us) national hispanic heritage month (us september 15 to october 15) 8 38.