The Filipino American History Month CelebrationThe Philippine Consulate General in cooperation with the Filipino American community would like to invite everyone to actively participate and support the celebration of the Filipino American History Month Celebration in Chicago and Suburban Illinois. Click here to view the 2014 FAHM calendar of events. In 2014 thru the efforts of the Philippine Consulate in Chicago and the leaders of the Filipino community, the following proclamations were issued to declare and celebrate Filipino American History Mont. Click here to view the 2014 proclamation from Illinois Governor Pat Quinn. Click here to view the 2014 proclamation from the Village of Bolingbrook Mayor. Following is the schedule of activities during the month long celebration: Click Here to view the FAHM Calendar of Events in Chicago & Suburbs
Filipino American History Month BackgroundFilipino American History Month is celebrated in the United States during the month of October. The Filipino American National Historical Society established Filipino American History Month in the year 1988. In October 2009, the Senate of the 111th Congress passed a resolution (S. RES 298) recognizing Filipino American History Month.In November 2009, Congress passed the resolution (H. RES. 780) officially recognizing October as Filipino American History Month. Starting in 2011, the Philippine American Cultural Foundation (PACF) spearheaded an invitation to many Filipino American organizations in Chicago and Suburbs to organize a variety of events to celebrate FAHM every October.
National organizations celebrating Filipino National History Month