By |2021-06-23T19:01:29-05:00June 23rd, 2021|Business Etiquette, Cross-Cultural, Global Etiquette, Social Etiquette, Workplace Etiquette|

  Image: With vaccines readily available to any person 12 years of age and older in the U.S., and not everyone choosing to partake – it can be a tricky topic to navigate. With new variants and the unpredictability of the virus in general, it’s understandable if you feel awkward navigating this [...]

6 Tips for Civility in the Workplace 2021

By |2021-06-23T18:50:31-05:00May 5th, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Cross-Cultural, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Workplace Etiquette|

Image: By Prostock-studio From cliquish colleagues to bullying bosses, work can be uncivil at times. Even in the age of Zoom meetings and virtual calls, interactions can drip with pettiness or be downright uncivil. Whether you need to improve your own behavior or want to better respond to your colleagues, all of us can [...]

6 Tips for Culturally Appropriate Cinco De Mayo 2021

By |2021-05-04T23:23:33-05:00May 4th, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Mexico|

Image: By MoreVector Although Cinco de Mayo marks an important date in Mexican history, it is more commonly celebrated in the U.S., where Latino communities enjoy lively cultural festivities filled with music, dance, and cuisine. For an authentic Cinco de Mayo that honors Mexican traditions and stays true to the holiday’s origins, we’re sharing our [...]

Global Mother’s Day Celebrations and Traditions

By |2021-05-03T12:22:40-05:00May 3rd, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Cross-Cultural, Global Traditions|

Image: Katie B Creative - 4 Generations  In many countries and cultures, our love of our mothers crosses international borders. Depending on which part of the globe you call home, Mother’s Day is celebrated on different days and in different seasons. As Mother’s Day approaches, on May 9, 2021, for those in the U.S. and [...]

8 Mother’s Day Modern Manners for 2021

By |2021-05-05T17:54:47-05:00April 30th, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Modern Manners, US Observances|

Image: By JenkoAtaman This year we need to celebrate all of the mothers and mother figures more than ever. The extra weight the pandemic placed on all of them is unlike anything we have seen in recent history. Whether it’s your mom, stepmom, aunt, grandmother, longtime mentor, or a cherished friend, motherly figures [...]

10 Tips for Your 2021 Summer Road Trip

By |2021-04-23T18:37:03-05:00April 23rd, 2021|Cross-Cultural|

Image: By Maridav The summer is almost here and many are planning to take road trips to avoid crowded airports, train stations, cruise ships, and busses. A number of states have lifted some covid restrictions and relaxed some of the strict lockdown mandates. However, those planning road trips must still consult local requirements regarding curfews, [...]

Celebrating International Sculpture Day April 24, 2021

By |2021-04-23T17:49:05-05:00April 23rd, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Culture, International Observances|

Mother Sculpture by Frantisek Uprka Photo Image by Sharon M Schweitzer, JD International Sculpture Day occurs globally on the last Saturday in April. On April 24, 2021, we celebrate the 7th year by sharing 10 ways to observe this day with the goal of furthering the understanding of sculpture and how it provides a vital, unique contribution [...]

Celebrating Japan’s Golden Week April 29 – May 5, 2021

By |2021-04-22T23:51:43-05:00April 22nd, 2021|Asia, Cross-Cultural, International Holidays, Japan|

Image: By Wipark One of Japan’s most cherished celebrations, Golden Week, occurs April 29 - May 5, 2021. This is a special time when the entire country celebrates cultural traditions by observing four historical holidays. Companies close their doors and employees enjoy a week of paid vacation. Global business takes a pause to celebrate each of [...]

Elbe Day: National East Meets West Day

By |2021-04-22T23:42:54-05:00April 22nd, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, International History|

Image Credit: Flickr 2nd Lt. William Robertson meets Lt. Alexander Silvashko during Elbe Day. Observed annually on April 25th, National East Meets West Day, or Elbe Day, commemorates the day in 1945 when the Soviet Allied forces and United States troops met at the Elbe River that runs near Torgau, Germany during World War II. Two days after the [...]

5 Tips to Celebrate International Earth Day April 22, 2021

By |2021-04-21T21:02:19-05:00April 21st, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Earth, Environment, Global|

Image: By rangizzz April 22nd marks International Earth Day, the official celebration of the modern environmental movement, which started in the 1970s. The 2021 theme is “Restore Our Earth,” acknowledging that as we go back to “normal” in a post-COVID-19 world, we have more of a responsibility than ever to prevent climate change and [...]

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