Delaware County Celebrates Asian American& Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month

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The County of Delaware, Upper Darby Township, Visit Delco, the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, the Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Philadelphia, and the Delaware County Office of Workforce Development are partnering to host an Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Celebration on May 10 from 3pm-6pm in Upper Darby.

The free, family-friendly celebration promises a diverse array of performances, aiming to inspire and entertain attendees. Among the highlights are Korean Drummers, Giddha (Punjab folk dance), and a performance by Zoe Erianna, known for her appearance on America’s Got Talent. The event will take place in the Upper Darby Municipal Parking Lot, situated at 100 Garrett Road in Upper Darby.

In addition to the live performances, residents are encouraged to explore an online map highlighting local restaurants offering delectable cuisine inspired by Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander heritage and culture.

May is observed annually as Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, providing an opportunity to celebrate and reflect upon the significant contributions of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community to the nation’s history. Through their diverse cultures, languages, and religions, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders enrich the fabric of American society.

The origins of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month can be traced back to 1978, with its annual observance in May commemorating the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants to the United States in May of 1843.

Delaware County is thrilled to host this year’s Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Celebration, inviting the entire community to participate in the festivities.

The Philip Jaisohn Memorial Foundation joined as a sponsor for supporting of AAPI Delco. The Philip Jaisohn Memorial Foundation is dedicated to advancing humanity through medical care, senior employment training, social services, and enriching educational & cultural programs.

For further information about the celebration, interested individuals can visit the official website aapidelco.come.

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