National Immigrants Day - October 28
Fri, Oct 28, 2022

National Immigrants Day

National Immigrants Day is celebrated in the United States on October 28 every year. Americans are proud that during their existence they have accepted different people from all over the world. The contribution to the culture, traditions, customs of the state is difficult to underestimate.

History

Immigrants in America are approximately 14% of the total population. This means that anyone who considers the United States their home is very likely to have roots in some other country. When America became an independent state, it immediately began to accept different peoples. They were Irish, Asians, Jews… Some fled from oppression, others from hunger, but eventually ended up in caring America and started a new life here.

Ellis Island in New York Harbor has become a real immigration point – more than 12 million people have passed through it, dreaming of a free and happy life for themselves and their families. All of them wanted to obtain official citizenship. When the application was approved, the former immigrants were given all the rights and privileges.

On this important day, we need to come together and raise a toast to those who have achieved a better life! There are many such people. They continue to stay in a free country and make positive adjustments to its way of life.

Interesting facts

Notable points:

  • The first migrants may have been settlers who traveled from Africa to Eurasia. This happened 1,8 million years ago;
  • belonging to other nationalities is easy to track through genetic analysis;
  • in 2013, about 2 million immigrant families were on the waiting list for housing in the UK;
  • green card – a document allowing you to live in the United States and find a job;
  • the most attractive state for tourists is Texas;
  • the largest group are Mexicans.

How to celebrate

On National Day, you can visit the immigration museum on the island, see its organization, learn more about it at the time when it was still working. Learn more about your family – you can do it yourself or ask for help from relatives, experts in matters. Take the US Citizenship Test! It can be found on the Internet.

When is National Immigrants Day celebrated in 2022?

National Immigrants Day is observed on October 28 each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Friday October 28 2022
Saturday October 28 2023
Monday October 28 2024
Tuesday October 28 2025
Wednesday October 28 2026