Africa

Black History Month

By |2024-02-08T07:43:42-06:00February 8th, 2024|Africa, Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Cross-Cultural, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, diversity, Global Celebrations, global competency, Gracious Living, Inclusion, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International History, International Observances, Language and Culture, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Relationship Building, South Africa, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances, Zimbabwe|

Black History Month By Sharon Schweitzer   Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Also known as African American History Month, the event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other [...]

Texas Wine Month

By |2023-10-09T12:16:09-05:00October 9th, 2023|Africa, Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Austin, Business and the Environment, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Dining, Global, Global Celebrations, Intercultural, International History, International Holidays, International Observances, Observances - Monthly & Daily, October celebrations, Travel, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

Texas Wine Month By Sharon Schweitzer Across the state of Texas, October is known as Texas Wine Month, a 31-day-long celebration of Texas wines and the Texas Wine Industry. The Texas Department of Agriculture has designated the entire month of October as Texas Wine Month. October was selected since the grape harvest is normally finished [...]

National Coffee Day

By |2023-09-29T13:51:40-05:00September 29th, 2023|Africa, Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business Etiquette, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, Dining, Global, Global Celebrations, Global Etiquette, Intercultural, International Holidays, International Observances, Lifestyle, Middle East, Middle East Culture, Observances - Monthly & Daily, South Africa, U.S. Holidays, US Observances|

National Coffee Day By Sharon Schweitzer and Polina Anastassieva Second only to oil, coffee is the most valuable legally traded commodity in the world. We love it, we rely on it, and we drink it in massive quantities. It is estimated that 2.25 billion cups of coffee are consumed each day worldwide. New Yorkers are [...]

United Nations South-South-Cooperation

By |2023-09-12T12:10:41-05:00September 12th, 2023|Africa, Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business and the Environment, Cross-Cultural, Global, Global Celebrations, Inclusion, Observances - Monthly & Daily|

United Nations South-South-Cooperation Day By Sharon Schweitzer This year’s theme for the United Nations Day is “Solidarity, Equity and Partnership: Unlocking South-South Cooperation to Achieve the SDGs”. The UN history of South-South cooperation dates back to 1949 with the establishment of the first UN technical aid programme by the Economic and Social Council and the [...]

Global Father’s Day Celebrations 2022

By |2022-06-02T15:58:28-05:00June 2nd, 2022|Africa, celebrations, Central America, Cross-Cultural, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, Czech Republic, diversity, Europe, Finland, France, Germany, Global Traditions, Italy, Language and Culture, Mexico, Quality time, South Africa, Spain, Thailand, US Observances|

We hold an incredibly special place in our hearts for our fabulous fathers.

Exploring 5 Global Cultures for National Hot Tea Month

By |2022-01-18T11:52:54-06:00January 18th, 2022|Africa, Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Asia, China, Chinese Culture, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Global, India|

Photo by cottonbro from Pexels Do you know what the most consumed liquid in the world is after water? And hint: It’s not beer! Tea is made from the leaves of Camellia sinensis and is the second most consumed drink on the planet. So, in honor of National Hot Tea Month, we are exploring five global [...]

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 [...]

Kwanzaa Explained

By |2018-12-11T13:34:13-06:00December 17th, 2018|Africa, Annual Monthly or Day Observance, celebrations, Culture, Global Etiquette, Intercultural, International Holidays, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Relationships|

Kwanzaa holiday by iStock Kwanzaa was created in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga in an effort to form a strong community of Afro-Americans in the U.S. The holiday consists of 7 days where the family gathers and lights up one of the candles in the Kinara, the beautiful candle holder. The family [...]

Hope You Have a Rice Day! Celebrating National Rice Month

By |2018-10-11T14:54:18-05:00September 17th, 2018|Africa, Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Asia, Asian Pacific, Bridging the Cultural Divide, China, Chinese Culture, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Dining, Intercultural, International Holidays, Japan|

  Rice Field Ha Giang Rice Terraces Vietnam by Maxpixel While National Rice Month is a U.S. celebration, this holiday celebrates the small grain that is responsible of feeding and nurturing more than half the world’s population. No matter your geographical location, income or cultural background, rice is a dish to [...]

Unlocking Zimbabwe’s Buzzing Business Culture

By |2018-10-11T14:54:27-05:00April 4th, 2018|Africa, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business and the Environment, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, global competency, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International Travel Tips, Relationship Building, Self-Awareness, Workplace Etiquette, Zimbabwe|

As the African Cats are poised to overtake the Asian Tigers, Zimbabwe has gained international attention as a popular investment and expansion location. An English-speaking African nation with blossoming mining and manufacturing sectors, we discovered during our recent business travels that Zimbabwe's economy is a diamond in the rough.   Ten years ago, new promise [...]

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