• Arushi Choudhury

Arab American Heritage Month

Updated: Dec 30, 2021

What is Arab American Heritage Month?


During this month, attention is drawn to the histories, achievements and cultures of Arab Americans.

A couple people include Princess Reema Bint Bandar, the first Saudi Arabian female ambassador in the country's history, and Dolores Shelleh, the first Arab women to scale Mt Everest from its toughest terrain.



Who are Arab Americans?


All the Arab nations include : Algeria, Bahrain, the Comoro Islands, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates, Lebanon, and Yemen.

Even though all these nations are of Arab ancestry, each diverse religiously and ethnically


Some facts!

Population

There are approximately 3.7 million Arab Americans in the US

Language

Arab is the fastest growing language in the US

Religion

25% of Arab Americans practice Islam, and 63 - 75 % are Christain


So how can we celebrate?

Donate to Arab organizations

Make Arab food (can be something as simple as sweet potatoes and hummus)

Learn and unlearn history

Read Arab American Literature (from poets such as Naomi Shihab Nye or Etaf Rum


While you've stopped by, be sure to check out our educational coloring books! There's no better time than today to purchase an entertaining coloring book aimed for children featuring creative elements while educating kids about social issues and topics, such as the one you just read!


While you've stopped by, be sure to check out our educational coloring books! There's no better time than today to purchase an entertaining coloring book aimed for children featuring creative elements while educating kids about social issues and topics, such as the one you just read! Additionally, read more about who I am and the backstory behind ColorForEmpowerment!


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