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APID/A Students at Texas State
Asian / Pacific American Heritage Month
May 1 - May 31
Asian / Pacific American Heritage Month is observed in the United States from May 1st to May 31st. The month of May was chosen to commemorate the first immigrants from Japan on May 7th, 1843. Texas State University observes the Heritage month in April to not only recognize but celebrate and honor the efforts and achievements of Asian, Pacific Islander, Desi/Americans in the US.
While there is a month to recognize the resilient efforts and contributions from the Asian, Pacific Islander, Desi/American community, it is equally important to acknowledge that celebrating and uplifting APID/A identities and communities is not limited to the month. Additionally, raising awareness of the experiences and needs of Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi/American.
Asian Student Showcase
Experience a night full of culture and entertainment featuring talented performances from Texas State's student Asian organizations.
Brought to you by APID/A Student Council, Filipino Student Association, Indian Student Association, Korean Culture Club, Vietnamese Student Association and Institutional Inclusive Excellence - Student Initiatives
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'Holi' the festival of colors celebrated in India, particularly with dance, food, music, and colored powder to offer a spring parallel of Navratri. On the day before, a bonfire is lit in the main squares of the villages and colonies. People gather around and celebrate the event with singing and dancing, which is symbolic of the victory of good over evil. Join Indian Student Association as they continue this tradition, and experience their rich culture through the food.
Sakura Festivals trace their roots back to ancient Japan, where the cherry blossom was considered to symbolize a life lived to the fullest, no matter how brief. The Sakura Festival is also a reminder of fresh beginnings and the renewal of the spirit that comes with spring. It is an opportunity for the entire San Marcos community to immerse themselves into a wide variety of Japanese culture.