Annual Monthly or Day Observance

5 Tips for Celebrating World Gratitude Day 2021

By |2021-09-14T10:49:52-05:00September 20th, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Gracious Living, International Observances|

Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay 5 Tips for Celebrating World Gratitude Day 2021 In 1965 the official start of World Gratitude Day began at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. A meditation guru named Sri Chinmoy, who also served as director of the United Nations Meditation Group, was hosting a Thanksgiving dinner to honor a group. During [...]

10 ETIQUETTE TIPS FOR VISITING MUSEUMS

By |2021-09-18T10:59:21-05:00September 18th, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Modern Manners, Social Etiquette|

Image: silosandsmokestacks.org Many people are ready to venture out and explore the world again. A recent study at the Berlin Institute of Technology (TU Berlin) in Germany has determined that the risk of COVID-19 transmission is far lower in museums and theaters than in supermarkets, restaurants, offices, or public transportation. Since today is Smithsonian Magazine [...]

Honoring National Hispanic Heritage Month in 2021

By |2021-09-13T10:20:08-05:00September 13th, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Cross-Cultural, Culture|

Plaza Espana Seville Spain: Image by David Mark from Pixabay From distinguished politicians driving social change to recognized STEM field innovators, Hispanics continue to make monumental contributions to the United States, as well as worldwide. With over 60 million U.S. American citizens of Latino or Hispanic heritage comprising 18 percent of the U.S. population, our country flourishes with [...]

4 Rosh Hashanah Customs and Traditions

By |2021-09-04T22:24:35-05:00September 5th, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Culture, Religious Celebrations|

Photo by ROMAN ODINTSOV from Pexels Rosh Hashanah, meaning "head of the year" or “first of the year” in Hebrew, is the celebration of the Jewish New Year. Rosh Hashanah is the first day of the Jewish High Holidays leading up to the most significant holiday, Yom Kippur, also known as the Day [...]

5 Tips for Self-Improvement 2021

By |2021-08-20T18:00:57-05:00September 2nd, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Gracious Living, Lifestyle|

Photo by Vlada Karpovich from Pexels Self-Improvement is the search to become a better person in life. The Oxford Advanced American Dictionary defines self-improvement as “the process by which a person improves their knowledge, status, character, etc. by their own efforts.” This may involve improving mental and physical health within your personal and professional life. Some examples include enhancing nutrition, [...]

Have a Rice Day Celebrating National Rice Month

By |2021-08-20T18:28:59-05:00September 1st, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Cross-Cultural, Culture|

Photo by thanhhoa tran from Pexels National Rice Month began in 1991 when President George H.W. Bush signed an official proclamation designating September as the month. The president and the United States Rice Federation created this month-long celebration to encourage the consumption of this tiny, mighty grain in our daily dining. Today, we celebrate the [...]

Flag Protocol: How to Fly the Stars & Stripes on Labor Day in the USA

By |2021-08-10T13:33:20-05:00August 30th, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, United States|

Image by DWilliam from Pixabay As the daughter of a naval officer, I grew up watching my father raise and lower the flag on a daily basis - when he wasn’t deployed overseas. My four brothers, my sister and I learned the basics and all of the flag protocol starting at very early [...]

8 Culture & Etiquette Tips for National Courtesy Month

By |2021-08-17T12:19:03-05:00August 30th, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Gracious Living, Lifestyle, Modern Manners|

Photo by Prasanth Inturi from Pexels Three things in human life are important: The first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; the third is to be kind.                 ~Henry James, American-British Author In our evolving Covid-19 world, it’s not hard to find rude people. You’ll encounter them at home, online, at school, and [...]

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 [...]

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