Korean American Day Date in the current year: January 13, 2018

Korean American Day Korean American Day is a United States observance held on January 13. It is dedicated to all Korean Americans and their contributions to every aspect of American society. The Southern California Korean College Students Association (SCKCSA) organizes the annual Korean-American Day Seminar on the occasion.

The Korean American community is the fifth largest Asian American subgroup of the U.S. population, after the Chinese American, Filipino American, Indian American, and Vietnamese American communities. According to the 2010 United States Census, there were approximately 1.7 million Korean Americans in the United States, which comprises about 0.6% of the country’s population.

The Southern California Korean College Students Association was founded in 1970 to serve as a bridge between the Korean community and student body. The Association helps college students get involved in community organizations and explore culture and heritage through various social and academic projects.

Korean American Day was first proclaimed by President George W. Bush in 2003 to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the arrival of the first Korean immigrants in the United States. The main goal of the day is to emphasize the contribution of Korean Americans to the country’s cultural diversity and economic strength. The SCKCSA celebrates the occasion by organizing the annual Korean-American Day Seminar that features workshops focused on Korean culture and heritage, media, entertainment and career building.

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