Sharon Schweitzer

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National Women’s Equality Day 2021

By |2021-08-17T13:54:16-05:00August 24th, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, United States, US Observances|

Photo by Alexander Suhorucov from Pexels In the United States, National Women's Equality Day is celebrated annually on August 26 to commemorate the adoption in 1920 of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. This amendment prohibits the federal government and the states from denying citizens of the United States the right to [...]

7 Tips for World Photo Day 2021

By |2021-08-15T22:42:48-05:00August 18th, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Cross-Cultural, Modern Manners|

Image by Sharon Schweitzer - Hue, Vietnam Capturing the moment with a photograph in a new place, enjoying the sunrise, or the sunset on the coast, taking a photo can be an instinctive reaction for many people. Experts tell us almost every household in Western Europe and the U.S. owns a camera. Snapping [...]

4 Tips for National Back to School Prep Day 2021

By |2021-08-11T23:09:03-05:00August 12th, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Observances - Monthly & Daily|

Photo by August de Richelieu from Pexels Today Mindy Hofman Hersh returns again as our guest blogger. Mindy is the mother of a 7-year-old girl and two fur babies in Austin and looks forward to sharing back-to-school tips with our readers. National Back To School Prep Day is celebrated annually on August 15th. It’s a [...]


By |2021-08-04T16:20:55-05:00August 10th, 2021|celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Festival, Japan|

Image: by Sharon Schweitzer at Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima Island, Hiroshima Japan Japan’s Obon (or Bon) Festival, also known as the Festival of Souls or Lantern Festival, begins August 13 and ends on August 16, 2021. This annual Buddhist three-day festival has been celebrated for over 500 years in Japan and is dedicated to honoring [...]

Navigating Vaccine Conversations

By |2021-08-04T16:06:49-05:00August 4th, 2021|Business Etiquette, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Social Etiquette|

  Image by hakan german from Pixabay With free COVID-19 vaccines readily available to any person over 12 years of age in the U.S., and not everyone choosing to partake – it is a tricky conversation to navigate. With the Delta variant surging and the general unpredictability of the virus, it’s become downright awkward navigating this conversation with colleagues, [...]

12 White Wine Etiquette Tips for National White Wine Day

By |2021-08-03T14:30:18-05:00August 3rd, 2021|Dining, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Social Etiquette|

Image by Sharon Schweitzer Experts trace the origins of wine back 7500 years to what is today known as Iran. This beverage was known to have been enjoyed long before then; however, there isn’t specific evidence available. In current times, we enjoy numerous wine varietals. Today, we celebrate National White Wine day and share [...]

South Africa’s National Women’s Day 2021

By |2021-08-03T14:18:53-05:00August 3rd, 2021|Africa, Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Cross-Cultural, South Africa|

Image: Sharon Schweitzer Cape of Good Hope South Africa National Women's Day is a public holiday in South Africa celebrated annually on August 9th. On this day in 1956 approximately 20,000 women of all races marched to Pretoria’s Union Buildings to protest against the Urban Areas Act of 1950. The Urban Areas Act [...]

Celebrating National Sisters Day 2021

By |2021-08-01T12:12:57-05:00August 1st, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, celebrations, Family time, Observances - Monthly & Daily|

Image by Sharon Schweitzer (left) with her sister Lisa (right) and her parents in Tampa, Florida Your sister may be your twin, triplet, complete opposite, or a mix of something else! People say you look alike, but you don’t see it. You may have the same preferences or none in common. Your mom [...]

NATIONAL GIRLFRIEND DAY 2021: How to Celebrate the Women we Cherish

By |2021-08-02T14:36:58-05:00August 1st, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, celebrations, Observances - Monthly & Daily|

Image: Sharon Schweitzer & girlfriends, Commodore Perry Estate Auberge Resorts, Austin, Texas "We should always have three friends in our lives – one who walks ahead who we look up to and follow; one who walks beside us, who is with us every step of our journey; and then, one who we reach [...]

International Day of Friendship 2021

By |2021-07-30T11:19:40-05:00July 30th, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, International Observances, Observances - Monthly & Daily|

Image by Sharon Schweitzer, Women & Their Work Art Museum, with Amber Gunst & Teresa Lautenheiser July 2021 We exist in a tough world and it seems to be growing tougher every year. We hear all too often about mistrust, malnutrition, malcontents, and misery. So, it’s a blessing to have the opportunity to [...]

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