Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that Nassau County will host a Korean American Day Celebration on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. in the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building. The celebration will commemorate the proud heritage of Korean Americans and their invaluable contributions to enhancing Nassau County’s culture, economy, and the founding ideals of independence and democracy. In addition to cultural performances, three prominent Korean Americans that have made significant contributions in their field will be honored by County Executive Mangano.
The first wave of Korean immigrants to the United States, comprised of 102 people, arrived in Honolulu, Hawaii, on January 13, 1903. Today, 1.7 million people of Korean descent live throughout the United States, and are part of a vibrant, growing Korean American Community.