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Filipino American History Month

It's time to honor and celebrate the rich culture and contributions of Filipino Americans during Filipino American History Month!
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Get ready to celebrate the vibrant and rich culture of the Filipino American community as we kick off Filipino American History Month on October 1! This month-long celebration dates back to 1988 when it was first established by the Filipino American National Historical Society. It's a time to recognize and honor the contributions of Filipino Americans to our country's history, arts, culture, and society. From delicious traditional cuisine to colorful festivals and events, there are endless ways to immerse yourself in this dynamic culture and learn more about its fascinating history. So let's join together in celebrating this important heritage with pride and joy!

History of Filipino American History Month

Filipino American History Month Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1587</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Documented Presence</div><div class='timeline-text'>First recorded presence of Filipinos in what is now the United States, landing in Morro Bay, California.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1898</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>U.S. Annexes Philippines</div><div class='timeline-text'>Following the Spanish-American War, the Philippines was ceded to the United States, marking the start of substantial Filipino migration to America.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1934</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Tydings-McDuffie Act</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Tydings-McDuffie Act limits Filipino immigration to the U.S, largely for economic reasons during the Great Depression.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1965</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Immigration Act of 1965</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Immigration Act of 1965 lifts national-origin quotas, leading to a surge in Filipino immigration to the U.S.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1988</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Filipino American History Month</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Filipino American National Historical Society establishes October as Filipino American History Month.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2009</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Recognition</div><div class='timeline-text'>U.S Congress officially recognizes October as Filipino American History Month.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Filipino American History Month

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a traditional Filipino feast</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather friends and family to celebrate with a traditional Filipino feast. Serve dishes like adobo, lumpia, and pancit to honor the rich culinary history of the Philippines.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Attend a cultural festival or event</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Check your local community events for any festivals or events celebrating Filipino American history. Attend and participate in activities such as traditional dances, music performances, and food tastings.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit a Filipino museum or historical site</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take a trip to a Filipino museum or historical site to learn more about the history and contributions of Filipino Americans. This can be a fun and educational way to celebrate the month.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create a traditional craft or artwork</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get creative and make a traditional Filipino craft or artwork to celebrate the month. You can make a parol (star lantern) or create a traditional Filipino dance costume.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Share Filipino American stories and history</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather friends and family for a storytelling session, where everyone can share their personal stories and experiences as Filipino Americans. This is a great way to celebrate and honor the community's history and heritage.</p></div></div>

Why Filipino American History Month is Important

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Recognition and celebration of Filipino American culture</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Filipino American History Month is a time to honor and celebrate the heritage, traditions, and contributions of Filipino Americans to the United States. It brings attention to the rich culture and history of this diverse community.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Education and awareness</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>By dedicating a month to Filipino American history, it allows for more opportunities to educate others about the struggles, triumphs, and experiences of this community. This promotes understanding, empathy, and unity among different cultures.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Empowerment and representation</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Filipino American History Month is a platform for honoring the accomplishments and impact of Filipino Americans in various fields such as arts, politics, science, and more. It provides an opportunity for members of this community to feel proud and recognized for their contributions.</p></div></div>

5 Intriguing Facts for Filipino American History Month

Filipino American History Month FAQs

When is Filipino American History Month?

Filipino American History Month is celebrated on October 1 every year. In 2024, it will fall on a Tuesday.

Filipino American History Month Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

Oct 1

Sunday

2024

Oct 1

Tuesday

2025

Oct 1

Wednesday

2026

Oct 1

Thursday

2027

Oct 1

Friday

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