African American Heritage Month (AAHM): February
The first African American Heritage Month (AAHM) Celebration in LA began in 1949 when Mayor Fletcher Bowron issued the first proclamation calling for all citizens to celebrate the accomplishments of African Americans. In 1959, the opening ceremony was moved to City Hall. In 1976, the entire month of February was officially declared African American History Month in LA. Every Mayor since then has recognized the month, especially the late Mayor Tom Bradley.
Find the 2020 heritage month guides listed below:
Latino Heritage Month (LHM): September
September is Latino Heritage Month! This year our Latino Heritage Month Calendar and Cultural Guide will feature over 100 events across the region that celebrate and honor our Latino communities.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTHM): June
The first Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Heritage Month (LGBT HM) Celebration in LA began in 2011.
Asian Pacific American (APAHM): May 2020
The first Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month (APIAHM) Celebration in LA began when DCA produced the first Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month Calendar in 2004.
American Indian Heritage Month (AIHM): November
The first American Indian Heritage Month (AIHM) Celebration in LA began in 2006 when DCA produced the first American Indian Heritage Month publication.