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Asian Heritage Month is an opportunity for everyone to learn more about the diverse culture and history of Asian communities in Canada. Let's take the time to acknowledge the many achievements and contributions of people of Asian origin.

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What is Asian Heritage month?

Asian Heritage Month is a celebration that highlights the rich cultures, histories, and traditions across the vast continent of Asia. With a staggering 48 countries, Asia is home to a diverse array of peoples, languages, and customs. This expansive region is typically divided into five main geographic and cultural divisions: East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Central Asia, and West Asia. Each division boasts its own unique cultural heritage, encompassing a wide spectrum of languages, religions, cuisines, and artistic expressions. From the bustling metropolises of East Asia to the tranquil beaches of Southeast Asia, and from the ancient civilizations of South Asia to the nomadic traditions of Central Asia, Asian Heritage Month serves as a platform to celebrate and honour the contributions and achievements of Asian communities worldwide. It's a time to recognize the resilience, creativity, and diversity that make Asia such a vibrant and dynamic part of our global community. Let's move beyond the Orientalist idea of Asia and celebrate all the diverse peoples of the continent.