Korean American Day

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Korean American Day in USA in 2024
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About Korean American Day

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Dates of Korean American Day
2024 USA Saturday, January 13thKorean American Day
2023 USA Friday, January 13thKorean American Day
2022 USA Thursday, January 13thKorean American Day
2021 USA Wednesday, January 13thKorean American Day
2020 USA Monday, January 13thKorean American Day
Summary
Find out the dates, history and traditions of Korean American Day.

Korean American Day on January 13th commemorates the arrival of the first Korean immigrants to the United States in 1903. On January 13th 1903 just over 100 Korean immigrants first arrived in the United States and settled in Hawaii. Over the next two years, roughly 7,500 more Korean immigrants arrived in the country.

Today, the number of people of Korean ancestry living in the United States has grown to more than 1,700,000, representing more than a 67-fold increase since 1960; and, in 1994, the National Association of Korean Americans (NAKA), was founded in the State of New York, becoming the first national civil and human rights organization of Korean Americans.

The day also honors the Korean American’s immense contributions to every aspect of society.

In 2005, President George W. Bush established January 13th as Korean American Day to recognize the contributions Korean Americans have made to society in the United States,

What can YOU do to celebrate and honor Korean American Day? Learn more about Korean Americans then and now. Read books about their experiences or watch documentaries. Celebrate our culture and enjoy our cuisine,

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