Chinese Culture

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 [...]

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 [...]

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!

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.

5 Culture Tips for Successful Negotiation in China

By |2018-10-11T14:54:54+00:00April 6th, 2017|China, Chinese Culture, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Global Celebrations, intercultural training case, International Protocol, Relationship Building|

As a cross-cultural business trainer and the author of Access to Asia, consider these five culture tips for successful negotiation and building lasting business relationships in China.

Valentine’s Day Around the World: 9 Customs & Traditions

By |2018-10-11T14:54:58+00:00January 31st, 2017|Africa, Asia, Australia, Bridging the Cultural Divide, China, Chinese Culture, Cross-Cultural, Global Etiquette, International Holidays, International Protocol, Lifestyle, South Korea|

From exchanging love spoons to kissing in the capital, lovebirds around the world express their sentiments with unique customs.

Ask an International Etiquette Expert: Chinese New Year Legends & Traditions

By |2018-10-11T14:54:59+00:00January 23rd, 2017|Asia, China, Chinese Culture, Cross-Cultural, Culture, International Holidays, International Travel Tips, Legends and Myths|

On January 28th, 2017, families worldwide will celebrate the new year with traditions rooted in ancient myth and historic practice.

Ask an International Etiquette Expert: Chinese New Year Traditions and Taboos

By |2018-10-11T14:54:59+00:00January 22nd, 2017|China, Chinese Culture, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Global Etiquette, Hong Kong, International Holidays|

How Chinese New Year varies from Gregorian calendar New Year and how to avoid etiquette faux pas.

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