Every year the President of the United States signs an executive order designating the month of October as National Italian American Heritage Month. The proclamation is in recognition of the many achievements, contributions, and successes of Americans of Italian descent as well as Italians in America.
For generations, Italians and Italian Americans have played an integral role in the story of Los Angeles. Today, L.A. is home to the fifth-largest Italian population in the country. Read on for Italian American Heritage Month events in Los Angeles.