Heritage Months

Cultural Heritage Months celebrate the customs, values and traditions of different cultures within the United States, examining the issues and struggles of different communities as well as affirming their contributions to American society.

Latinx Heritage Month

Latino Heritage Month, also known as National Hispanic Heritage Month is nationally celebrated each year from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of those whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

LGBTQ History Month

LGBTQ History Month is a month-long celebration that occurs in October to observe lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history. It also honors the history of gay rights. National Coming Out Day is also part of LGBTQ History Month. LGBTQ History Month was first celebrated in the United States in 1994. It was first known as Lesbian and Gay History Month, the coordinating committee added bisexual to the title and later transgender. Gay and Lesbian Pride Month is also celebrated in June.

Native American History Month

Native American Heritage Month is a time to celebrate, recognize, and inform the public about the culture, traditions, histories, art, and contributions of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Native American Heritage Month began in 1976, as Native American Awareness Week, which was observed in October. In 1990, President Bush approved the designation of November as National American Indian Heritage Month.

Black History Month

Black History Month, or National African American History Month, observed annually in February, is a celebration of the achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history.

Women's History Month

Annually celebrated in March, Women's History Month acknowledges the many contributions women have made in America’s history.

Asian Pacific Heritage Month

Typically celebrated nationally in May but celebrated in April at the University of Arkansas. Asian Pacific Heritage Month is a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States that encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia.