History of the National Arab American Heritage Month

Arab American Heritage Month (NAAHM) is in April and while not fully nationally recognized, about half of the United States accepts it. To be exact, there are 26 states and 105 proclamations and resolutions to date, and growing.

 

Officially started in 2017, Arab American Heritage Month made a grand entrance. Events of the day included a fashion show, an art display, musical performances, dancing, food, and a number of well known speakers. Included in the festivities were Andy Shallal, Nick Hawatmeh, Zach Sherif, Wissam Banna, to name a few.

 

The purpose of NAAHM is to celebrate the rich culture and accomplishments. They hope to continue growing the events every year as well as bringing awareness to others, who may have a marred outlook of the Arab community. They are also trying to implement a curriculum into the schools about Arab geography, culture, language, and accomplishments.

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