Promoting Asian American and Pacific Islander culture through education and celebration...

The Asian Pacific American Heritage Association (APAHA) was formed in Houston in 1992 with the mission to recognize and promote awareness and increase understanding of Asian American and Pacific Islander culture, diversity, and accomplishments through education and celebration.


Due to CoVid19 concerns, annual gala is postponed to 2021. Stay tuned for other event update
HISTORY of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

In June 1977, Representative Frank Horton (New York) and Representative Norman Mineta (California) proclaimed in a House Resolution that the first 10 days of May to be Asian Heritage Week. In May 1990, President George H.W. Bush extended the recognition and designated the entire month of May as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. During his term, President Barack Obama reiterated this declaration.

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