America is a land of immigrants, which is a fact known worldwide. The overall composition of the U.S. population can be viewed as a multicultural melting pot of diverse cultures with distinct heritage backgrounds. In spite of these differences, however, the American society finds commonly shared principles embedded within each individual’s psyche, bolstering unity through diversity.
A significant number of U.S. states are known for their diversity, however few claim popularity based on that fact. New York City is that exception. The city’s residents come from all the nations of the world and speak languages such as Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Korean, Haitian Creole, Arabic, Urdu, Bengali, Chechen and many more.
NYC is also known for celebrating its residents in many ways throughout the year. The 7th annual Immigrant Heritage Week took place from April 15th and to April 21st, 2010 and gave tribute to the diverse cultural tapestry of the city’s inhabitants. The week-long celebration provided residents with “a rich collection of family friendly events, film screenings, art exhibits and walking tours.” The activities aimed to “promote and reflect the diversity of the immigrant communities in New York City.” Since 2004, the Immigrant Heritage Week is a yearly initiative supported in part by the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City.
You should look to see if there are cultural heritage appreciation events in your own state—who knows, you may bear the same findings.