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Heritage Months and Days

Throughout the year, we celebrate Heritage Months and Days to highlight the different cultures, accomplishments, contributions, and cuisine that create the strong fabric of our society. 

January Heritage Months and Days

Dominican Heritage Month (New York)

February Heritage Months and Days

Black History Month

March Heritage Months and Days

National Women’s History Month
Irish-American Heritage Month
Greek American Heritage Month
St. David’s Day – Welsh Heritage

April Heritage Months and Days

National Deaf History Month (March 13 to April 15)
National Arab American Heritage Month (NAAHM)
Scottish-American Heritage Month

May Heritage Months and Days

Asian Pacific American Heritage
Older Americans Month
Jewish American Heritage Month
Hmong American Day
Haitian Heritage Month
Hungarian Heritage Day

June Heritage Months and Days

LGBTQ Pride Month
Caribbean-American Heritage Month
Immigrant Heritage Month 
World Refugee Day
Sweden Day (New York)
Russian Heritage Month
Portuguese National Heritage Month

July Heritage Months and Days

French American Heritage month
Cuban Heritage Day

August Heritage Months and Days

Salvadoran American Day

September Heritage Months and Days

Hispanic Heritage Month(Sept. 15-Oct. 15)

October Heritage Months and Days

Filipino American History Month
National Italian American Heritage Month
Polish American Heritage Month
German American Heritage Month
Leif Erikson Day (Nordic-American heritage)
Czech Heritage Month

November Heritage Months and Days

Dutch-American Heritage Day
National American Indian Heritage Month
Puerto Rican Heritage Month

December Heritage Months and Days

No heritage celebrations in December

January

Dominican Heritage Month (New York)

According to the 2018 census, 2.08 million people are of Dominican heritage in the U.S. New York celebrates Dominican Heritage Month on January 21 Día de la Altagracia, and ends on Dominican Independence Day on February 27. 

February

Black History Month
Black History Month honors the struggles and accomplishments of African-Americans. It is celebrated in February to coincide with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglas.

March

National Women’s History Month
Women’s History Month encourages the study of the contributions of women to the success of the human race.

Irish-American Heritage Month
Irish-American Heritage Month celebrates the achievements and contributions of Irish-Americans in the United States.

Greek American Heritage Month
Greek American Heritage Month recognizes the countless contributions of Greek Americans to the fabric of American society.

St. David’s Day – Welsh Heritage
St. David’s Day is the feast day for the patron saint of wales. On this day, we honor St. David and all things Welsh.  

April

National Deaf History Month
National Deaf History Month is from March 13 through April 15. It honors the contributions of the deaf community and encourages others to learn more about making the world more accessible to the hard of hearing.

National Arab American Heritage Month
National Arab American Heritage Month or NAAHM celebrates the diverse history, contributions, and culture of Arab Americans.  

Scottish-American Heritage Month
Almost 30 million U.S. citizens claim Scottish or Scottish-Irish heritage.

May

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebrates the fantastic contributions and influence on the history and culture of the United States by Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. 

Older Americans Month
Older Americans Month (OAM) focuses on the challenges and opportunities for aging Americans. 

Jewish American Heritage Month
Jewish American Heritage Month or JAHM recognizes and celebrates Jewish American achievements and contributions to the United States of America.

Hmong American Day
Hmong American Day honors the Hmong people’s history, stories, and contributions during the Vietnam War.

Haitian Heritage Month
Haitian Heritage Month is a nationally recognized month and an opportunity for individuals, including Haitians and lovers of the Haitian culture, to celebrate the rich culture, distinctive art, and delicious food and learn the traditions of Haiti and its people. 

Hungarian Heritage Day
Hungarian Heritage Day recognizes and celebrates Hungarian American achievements and contributions to the United States of America.

June

LGBT History Month
Founded by history teacher Rodney Wilson in 1994. LGBT History Month celebrates lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and the gay rights and related civil rights movements.  

Caribbean-American Heritage Month
Caribbean Heritage Month recognizes the significance and contributions of the Caribbean people in the history and culture of the United States. 

Immigrant Heritage Month 
National Immigrant Heritage Month is when we honor the diverse fabric that makes up the United States and celebrates immigrant communities’ history and achievements across the United States.

World Refugee Day
The United Nations conceived world Refugee Day to celebrate and honor refugees worldwide. 

Sweden Day (New York)
Celebrated in New York City since 1941, Sweden Day is a Midsummer celebration honoring Swedish-American heritage and history.

Russian Heritage Month
Russian Heritage Month observes and honors the rich diversity of cultural traditions brought to the U.S. from Russia and the former Soviet Union. 

Portuguese National Heritage Month
Portuguese National Heritage Month celebrates the historical, cultural, and significant contributions Portuguese Americans have made to the United States.

July

French American Heritage month
National French-American Heritage Month recognizes the crucial contributions made to the U.S. by Americans of French descent.

Cuban Heritage Day

August

Salvadoran American Day
In the State of New York, Salvadoran-American Day celebrates Salvadoran-Americans for their hard work, dedication, and contribution to the United States.

September

Hispanic Heritage Month
National Hispanic Heritage Month recognizes Hispanic Americans’ numerous contributions and influence in the United States.

October

Filipino American History Month
Filipino American History Month celebrates the achievements and contributions of Filipino Americans to the United States.

National Italian American Heritage Month
National Italian American Heritage Month honors the accomplishments and contributions of Italian Americans in the United States.

Polish American Heritage Month
First celebrated in 1981, Polish American Heritage Month celebrates the outstanding contributions of Polish American communities.  

German American Heritage Month
October is German American Heritage Month in recognition of the founding of Germantown, Pennsylvania, in October 1683. Fifteen percent of Americans are of German descent, the largest ancestral group in the United States.

Leif Erikson Day (Nordic-American heritage)
Leif Erikson Day honors Leif Erikson and celebrates Nordic-American heritage.

Czech Heritage Month
Czech Heritage Month recognizes the unique culture that Czech immigrants have developed by incorporating Czech heritage with American traditions.

November

Dutch-American Heritage Day
On November 16, the Netherlands and America celebrate Dutch-American Heritage Day to commemorate the longstanding relationship.

Native American Heritage Month
President Bush declared November as National American Indian Heritage Month, now Native American Heritage Month.

Puerto Rican Heritage Month
November is Puerto Rican Heritage Month. During this month, we recognize, honor and celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of Puerto Ricans.