National Native American Heritage Day - November
Fri, Nov 25, 2022

National Native American Heritage Day

Native American Heritage Day is celebrated immediately after Thanksgiving. An excellent date to learn about the people who inhabited the lands before the advent of the modern state. During their existence, they faced various problems, but they were able to preserve the heritage for posterity.


The holiday was supported by US President George W. Bush in 2008, which made the indigenous people happy. He believed that the date would highlight the importance of their existence to the country. Nationalities have made a huge contribution to the state: people should not forget about their culture, achievements, traditions.

There is a dark side to this date, but many simply do not want to admit it. It concerns the lives of people who died during colonization from violence and diseases introduced by Europeans. Now the world is completely different, however, it is worth doing everything possible so as not to repeat the bloodshed.

Interesting facts

Curious moments:

  • researchers believe that the Indians settled in the lands of America 12 BC. They may have immigrated from Asia;
  • indigenous peoples received official citizenship of the country in which they were born only in 1924;
  • since 1976, there have been weekly awareness events for indigenous people, there is also a whole month – the decree was in 2009, it was signed by Barack Obama;
  • in 2018, Indian women participated in the Congress – this was the first time;
  • Native Americans make up just over 2019% of the total population as of 2.

How to celebrate

Learn more about the history of the Indians – study various books, articles and studies. Learn the culture and traditions of your ancestors, tell your friends about it. Participate in events dedicated to the date! Prepare a traditional Native American dish and treat your loved ones to it.

When is National Native American Heritage Day celebrated in 2022?

National Native American Heritage Day is observed on the day after Thanksgiving each year.


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