National Arab American Heritage Month

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National Arab American Heritage Month
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National Arab American Heritage Month

Arab American Heritage Month is an annual commemoration held in April, dedicated to celebrating Arab American heritage and culture. The observance highlights the significant contributions of Arab Americans and Arabic-speaking individuals to the broader American community. In the 1960s, an estimated 15,000 Middle Eastern immigrants from countries like Egypt, Jordan, Palestine, and Iraq migrated to the U.S. annually, as reported by the Arab American Institute. While sporadically observed in various states and at different times of the year since the 1990s, a national initiative by Arab America in 2017 aimed to unify all states under the banner of National Arab American Heritage Month.