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International Day of Parliamentarism

By |2024-06-30T11:34:02-05:00June 30th, 2024|'France, Africa, Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Asia, Australia, avoiding international blunders, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business Case for Cross-Cultural Training, Canada, Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, diversity, Earth, Environment, Global, global competency, Global Traditions, Goals, Gracious Living, Hosting International Visitors, India, Intercultural, intercultural competence, intercultural training case, International History, International Observances, International Protocol, Japan, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Networking, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Politics, Relationship Building, Relationships, Self-Awareness, South Africa, Strategic Planning, Travel, United States, US Observances, Volunteering & Mentoring|

International Day of Parliamentarism   By Sharon Schweitzer   Parliamentary diplomacy is a way to build relationships and promote cooperation between national parliaments. Many parliaments encourage their members to participate in inter-parliamentary organizations, bilateral exchanges, and other parliamentary diplomacy initiatives. In this way Parliamentarians can represent their countries' interests, foster dialogue and cooperation with counterparts [...]

Intergenerational Day

By |2024-06-01T08:23:54-05:00June 1st, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Canada, Canadian Traditions, Cross-Cultural, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, diversity, Family time, Global, global competency, Gracious Living, Inclusion, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International History, International Observances, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Quality time, Relationship Building, Relationships, Self-Awareness, United States, US Observances, Volunteering & Mentoring|

Intergenerational Day   By Sharon Schweitzer   The idea for Intergenerational Day came to a teacher from British Columbia in Canada in 2009. The teacher was working with students on projects related to World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Students were being taught about the respect, care, and love the elders in society deserve, and within [...]

International Sculpture Day

By |2024-04-24T10:24:12-05:00April 24th, 2024|Africa, Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Australia, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business and the Environment, Business Case for Cross-Cultural Training, Canada, celebrations, China, Cross-Cultural, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, diversity, Environment, Europe, France, Germany, Global, Global Celebrations, global competency, Global Traditions, Goals, Inclusion, India, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International History, International Holidays, International Observances, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Mexico, New Zealand, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Relationship Building, South Africa, South America, Spain, Travel, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

International Sculpture Day Mother Sculpture by Frantisek Uprka   By Sharon Schweitzer   Every year on the last Saturday in April, International Sculpture Day raises awareness, appreciation, and enjoyment of sculpture. It’s also a day for sculptors around the world to showcase their artistic talents. Sculpture is a type of visual arts that [...]

Interesting Things to Know About Boxing Day 2021

By |2021-12-22T14:57:49-06:00December 22nd, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Canada, Canadian Traditions, Global Celebrations, Holiday Season|

Photo by PhotoMIX Company from Pexels In Australia, Britain, Canada, Kenya, and a number of the 54 nations within the British Commonwealth, the day after Christmas, December 26th is known as Boxing Day. So, what is Boxing Day? Does it correlate to the sport of boxing? Consider these six (6) interesting facts about this December holiday. As [...]

Thanksgiving in Canada: Customs, Origin & Tradition

By |2021-10-05T11:57:15-05:00October 8th, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Canada, Canadian Traditions, Culture, Holiday Season|

Photo by Daniel Joseph Petty from Pexels Canada, oh, sweet Canada! Many people refer to this vast country as the land of Maple Syrup. This nation is famous for its stunning scenery, fabulous people, spectacular ski slopes, and frosty winters. Be careful not to let the similarity of the Canadian Hofstede cultural dimensions [...]

Canadian Thanksgiving

By |2018-10-11T14:54:16-05:00October 8th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Canada, Canadian Traditions, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Intercultural, International Holidays, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Relationship Building, Relationships, Self-Awareness|

Alberta, Canada by Pexels Oh, sweet Canada! So sweet, people know you as the the land of Maple Syrup. Famous for its beautiful scenery, warm hearted people, spectacular ski slopes, and freezing cold winters. Canada is a culturally diverse country that shares English and French traditions, the best of both worlds. Although [...]

All Your Canadian Boxing Day Questions Answered

By |2018-10-11T14:54:31-05:00December 15th, 2017|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Canada, Canadian Traditions, Cross-Cultural, Culture and Commercialism, Customer Service Etiquette, gift-giving, Global Celebrations, Global Etiquette, Global Traditions, Gracious Living, Holiday Season, International Holidays, International Travel Tips, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Observances - Monthly & Daily|

The day after Christmas, December 26th, is an annual holiday known as “Boxing Day” celebrated in several countries in the British Commonwealth.

Thanksgiving in Canada

By |2018-10-11T14:54:40-05:00October 8th, 2017|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Canada, Canadian Traditions, Cross-Cultural, Global Celebrations, Global Traditions, Gracious Living, October celebrations|

For Canadians, Thanksgiving has a different story. If you’re traveling to Canada this fall, learn about these 5 characteristics of Canadian Thanksgiving.

World Tourism Day: Making the Most of International Experiences

By |2018-10-11T14:54:42-05:00September 27th, 2017|Africa, Asia, Austin, Australia, Brazil, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Canada, Central America, China, Cross-Cultural, Cuba, Culture, Czech Republic, Europe, Finland, France, Germany, global competency, Gracious Living, Gulf City, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Middle East, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Philippines, South America, South Korea, Thailand, Travel, Travel Etiquette, Traveling Etiquette, United States, US Observances|

With so many destinations offering diverse cultural experiences, there’s no one-size-fits-all formula for making the most of international trips. Nevertheless, ensuring that you travel with an open mind and a desire to grow is the most important part of any itinerary. In honor of World Tourism Day on September 27, enjoy these four tips to maximize your cultural immersion and create lifelong memories.

International Dining Etiquette Tips

By |2018-10-11T14:54:45-05:00August 1st, 2017|Africa, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Burma, Business Etiquette, Canada, Central America, China, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Culture, Dining, Europe, Finland, Networking, Travel Etiquette|

Each culture has their own unspoken dining etiquette rules. Before making reservations in Ravenna or dining in Dubai, read these tips for a successful international dining experience!

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