Filipino American History Month is a month-long observance in the US in celebration of the culture, contributions, and lives of Americans with Filipino heritage, including Filipino immigrants and their descendants in the US. The word Filipino is used in reference to people from the Philippines. It is often used regardless of gender, but it is traditionally a masculine form. The feminine form is Filipina. Gender-neutral forms include Filipinx and Filipin@. The month is sometimes called Filipino American Heritage Month. It is often observed with educational events and cultural celebrations. Filipino American History Month is distinct from Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, which is a broader observance (in May) in honor of all Americans with Asian and Pacific Islander heritage, including Filipino people. When is Filipino American History Month?Filipino American History Month is observed each year in October.
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