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4 Global Halloween Celebrations Explained

By |2018-10-25T10:04:18+00:00October 25th, 2018|celebrations, China, Chinese Culture, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Holiday Season, Intercultural, International Holidays, Ireland, Travel|

Chinese Halloween by Jonathan Kos-Read on flikr Many people worldwide cherish fond memories of childhood Halloween, which is celebrated differently worldwide. In the U.S. on this day revelers have the opportunity to put on a costume and become a princess or an astronaut, and light candies that parents normally prohibit. What about [...]

Hope You Have a Rice Day! Celebrating National Rice Month

By |2018-10-11T14:54:18+00:00September 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 [...]

Year of the Dog: Energy, Integrity, and New Connections

By |2018-10-11T14:54:28+00:00February 14th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Asia, Business Etiquette, China, Chinese Culture, Chinese New Year, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Global Traditions, Holiday Season, International Holidays, Language and Culture, Legends and Myths|

In Eastern Asia, excitement is building as nations prepare to celebrate for a new Zodiac year. Chinese New Year, celebrated on February 16, 2018, brings families together for festivals and feasts during the biggest holiday in many Asian cultures. It holds special  meaning tied to the Zodiac cycle. The Zodiac Cycle is a 60-year period [...]

The Cultural Significance of Ramen

By |2018-10-11T14:54:37+00:00October 27th, 2017|Austin, Bridging the Cultural Divide, China, Cross-Cultural, Cultural Significance of Food, Culture, Dining, Global Traditions, Gracious Living, Hong Kong, Lifestyle, South Korea|

Ramen has a deep-rooted cultural significance, which adds to its delicious taste as a fulfilling meal. Visit a nearby ramen shop or restaurant to fully appreciate the historical and cultural significance behind every bite.

World Tourism Day: Making the Most of International Experiences

By |2018-10-11T14:54:42+00:00September 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.

One Grain At A Time: Celebrating National Rice Month

By |2018-10-11T14:54:43+00:00September 19th, 2017|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Asia, China, Chinese Culture, Cross-Cultural, Dining, global competency, India, Observances - Monthly & Daily, South Korea, Thailand|

September is National Rice Month celebrating the harvest of rice, a staple consumed by nearly half of the world’s population. Rice consumption is especially strong in Asian and African countries, however is also common in the Americas. Rice has important social, religious, and cultural significance around the world. If you’re traveling abroad during National Rice [...]

International Dining Etiquette Tips

By |2018-10-11T14:54:45+00:00August 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!

12 Lucky Wedding Traditions for Around the World

By |2018-10-11T14:54:46+00:00July 21st, 2017|Africa, Asia, China, Chinese Culture, Culture, Czech Republic, Europe, Germany, Global Celebrations, Global Traditions, Lifestyle, Thailand, Wedding|

Whether you’ve planned a traditional June ceremony, a winter wedding, or are taking your chances with a July matrimony, consider one of these traditions for a stroke of luck on your special day!

An Issue on the Rise – World Population Day

By |2018-10-11T14:54:46+00:00July 11th, 2017|Africa, Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Asia, Australia, Central America, China, Culture, Europe, global competency, International Holidays, Observances - Monthly & Daily|

Working together to provide a safe and sustainable future for posterity is essential for managing and resolving issues related to population.

Celebrating Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Day

By |2018-10-11T14:54:47+00:00June 29th, 2017|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Asia, China, Chinese Culture, Cross-Cultural, Global Traditions, Hong Kong, Intercultural, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Politics|

Handover Day is also a time of social activism, with thousands of citizens gathering to rally for their rights. Originally organized by the Civil Human Rights Front, the causes behind this yearly march have been numerous, but the overarching theme is universal suffrage.

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