Yellow circle with blue, yellow and red triangle design on the border with the words "Filipino American History Month" in the center.

Celebrating Filipino American History Month

October is Filipino American History Month. This month commemorates the first recorded presence of Filipinos in the United States, which occurred on October 18, 1587. First celebrated in 1992, Filipino American History Month is now recognized annually and globally, and commemorates the significant role that Filipinos have played in our country’s history.

Across the globe, communities come together during this time to celebrate the rich history and cultural legacy of Filipino Americans. For more information about FAHM, visit the Filipino American National Historical Society website.