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National Arab American Heritage Month (April): Home


April was chosen as National Arab American Heritage Month for several reasons. First, the Arab America Foundation didn’t want to take away from other minority communities, thus avoiding February for Black History Month, March for Women’s History Month, and September and October for Hispanic Heritage Month. Furthermore, April did not conflict with summer vacations and graduations, nor with the return to school in the fall.

Second and most importantly, April was chosen for symbolic purposes. April marks the beginning of the Spring season; symbolizing hope, growth, color, and new beginnings. 

The first National Arab American Heritage Month Celebration took place in Washington, DC, in April of 2017