The month of May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, which commemorates the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States in May 1843. It also marks the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad in May 1869 by Chinese immigrants who laid the foundation for this project.
Mental Health Awareness Month (or Mental Health Month) is celebrated during the month of May to educate and raise awareness about mental illnesses and reduce the stigma associated with mental illness.
A Great Feast of Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Churches, the Dormition of the Theotokos commemorates the “falling asleep,” or death, of Mary the Theotokos (“Mother of God”) and her bodily resurrection before her ascension into heaven. We invite you to explore some of the heritages, holidays and celebrations observed throughout the month […]