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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.

Graduation Gift Giving Tips for 2022

By |2022-06-02T12:15:47-05:00May 25th, 2022|celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Family time, gift-giving, Gracious Living, Graduation, Invitations, Lifestyle, Modern Manners|

Image credit: RODNAE Productions via Pexel By Sharon Schweitzer Let us help answer your puzzling ponderings about how to be gracious during graduation gift giving season.

Galentine’s Day 2022

By |2022-02-05T10:15:37-06:00February 6th, 2022|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, celebrations, Culture, Lifestyle|

Image: Screenshot: courtesy NBC, Parks and Recreation YouTube. Hearts: stock.adobe.com By Vitaliy “What’s Galentine’s Day? Oh, it’s only the best day of the year…ladies celebrating ladies.” – Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation Last year we talked about Galentine’s Day, and this year it has grown to be even bigger. On February 13th, the day [...]

Culture, Etiquette & Modern Manners for Holiday Gatherings 2021 in the COVID-19 Era

By |2021-11-05T12:25:46-05:00November 5th, 2021|celebrations, Holiday Parties, Holiday Season, Modern Manners|

Image by Nicole Michalou from Pexels The holidays are just around the corner and invitations have been arriving via email and delivered in our regular mail. So, how do you make sure that you have the best and safest holiday gatherings this year? US culture: Safer ways of showing respect for each other, [...]

JAPAN’S OBON FESTIVAL 2021

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 [...]

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 [...]

Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras and King Cakes: Traditions Explained

By |2021-02-15T13:18:06-06:00February 15th, 2021|celebrations, Cross-Cultural|

Image: stock.adobe.com By Lynne Ann Mitchell Some Carnival and Mardi Gras traditions are thriving during the pandemic, with homes being converted into stationary floats and music continuing to play. However, many large-scale events have been canceled or postponed in 2021 to protect the public. What are these holidays? Here is a short explanation: Mardi Gras [...]

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