Caribbean-American Heritage Month on June, 2017: American Heritage Month - Why is it that we have all these commemorative months.?
June, 2017 is Caribbean-American Heritage Month 2017. The Caribbean American Heritage Foundation of Texas-National ... American Heritage Month
This list is a reflection of some groups that have been historically marginalized, and there was a concerted political attempt to raise awareness about these people. Or, at the very least there was a dedicated group or organization that lobbied - effectively enough - to have their groups recognized with an official "month." For example, Scandinavians weren't necessarily marginalized, but descendant groups and heritage clubs remain pretty popular in this community.
But, you call out a group that you say "made America" and point to the list as those that "didn't"...which is silly. A lot of groups had a hand in creating this country. And I would argue that Japanese immigrants probably had less influence over the political and social structure of the US than just about every other group listed here. (I'm not putting them down, just stating a cultural and demographic fact).
And by the way, you left off Asian and Pacific American Heritage month, which would include Chinese and Japanese. And October 6 is German Heritage Day and you've also got Oktoberfest. There are also various locally observed Polish American Heritage days and months in different locations and states across the country.
And as far as the English go, the reality is this country was founded on rebelling British colonists severing ties to their motherland and kicking the redcoats out and eschewing any label of being "English" in favor of fostering a sense of separate "American" identity. And it is no doubt a commemoration enough that we are talking on a forum in English. If there was a population of English-Americans that had a sense of strong cultural identity as "English" then there would probably be more interest in this heritage. The reality is there isn't such a group. I've never heard Americans speak of their "English" identity and culture. personally. Have you?
What is Caribbean-American Heritage? Help! I need to write an essay!?
The meaning of Cultural heritage ("national heritage" or just "heritage") is the legacy of physical artefacts and intangible attributes of a group or society that are inherited from past generations, maintained in the present and bestowed for the benefit of future generations. Often though, what is considered cultural heritage by one generation may be rejected by the next generation, only to be revived by a succeeding generation.
Physical or "tangible cultural heritage" includes buildings and historic places, monuments, artifacts, etc., that are considered worthy of preservation for the future. These include objects significant to the archaeology, architecture, science or technology of a specific culture. Heritage can also include cultural landscapes (natural features that may have cultural attributes) Recently heritage practitioners have moved from classifying heritage as natural as man has intervened in the shaping of nature in the past four million years.
During Caribbean-American Heritage Month, we celebrate the great contributions of Caribbean Americans to the fabric of our nation, and we pay tribute to the common culture and bonds of friendship that unite the United States and the Caribbean countries. America has thrived as a country of immigrants, and we are more vibrant and hopeful because of the talent, faith, and values of Caribbean Americans. For centuries, Caribbean Americans have enriched our society and added to the strength of America. They have been leaders in government, sports, entertainment, the arts, and many other fields. Over five million Americans proudly share their Caribbean heritage, especially in promoting and celebrating Caribbean style Carnivals around the country, as well as in serving in Iraq.
This national celebration and recognition can and will only happen with all Caribbean Americans taking action to appropriately commemorate our heritage, history, culture and contributions to the US.
What month do we celebrate Chinese History Month and or Italian History month?
Let's see. In terms of cultrual heritage/history:
January is Geek Appreciation Month
Feburary is Black History Month
March is Irish-American Heritage Month, Greek-American Heritage Month, and Women's History Month
April is Arab American Heritage Month and Scotish-American Heritage Month
May is a big month folks, looking at South Asian Heritage Month, Haitian Heritage Month, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and Jewish American Heritage Month
June is Caribbean-American Heritage Month
July is French-American Heritage Month
September and October share National Hispanic Heritage Month and German-American Heritage Month (they both begin September 15th and end October 15th)
October is Black History month (in the UK), Filipino-American History Month, and Italian-American Heritage Month
November is National American Indian & Alaska Native Heritage Month
August and December are free if anyone is looking for a cultrual heritage/history month