Arab Heritage History Month

25 countries speak Arabic as an official, or co-official language.


Photo by Tribune News Service

The word hummus comes from an Arabic word, and is made of chickpeas.

   Arab American Heritage Month is the month of April. An Arab American is a U.S. citizen, or permanent resident, who immigrated from, or who traces their ancestry to Arabic-speaking parts of the Middle East. 

   A few Arabic-speaking countries are Lebanon, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Yemen, and Iraq.

   Some ways you can celebrate Arab-American Heritage Month are visiting museums, eating Arabic dishes, coloring mosaic coloring pages, sending care packages to friends and family with products from Arab-owned small businesses, donating to charities that support the Arab community, and watching Arabic movies.