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Rational Harmony Day

By |2024-07-21T14:15:06-05:00July 21st, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Asia, Asian Pacific, avoiding international blunders, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business and the Environment, Business Case for Cross-Cultural Training, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Cultural Significance of Food, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, diversity, Earth, Environment, Family time, Global, Global Celebrations, global competency, Global Etiquette, Global Traditions, Goals, Gracious Living, Hong Kong, Hosting International Visitors, Inclusion, Intercultural, intercultural competence, intercultural training case, International History, International Holidays, International Observances, International Protocol, International Travel Tips, Japan, Korea, Korean Celebrations, Language and Culture, Legends and Myths, Lifestyle, Malaysia, Myanmar, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Politics, Quality time, Relationship Building, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Travel, Travel Etiquette, Traveling Etiquette, United States, US Observances|

Rational Harmony Day   By Sharon Schweitzer   Singapore’s identity as a cosmopolitan nation has evolved‌. The first of two racial riots in six weeks occurred in Singapore on July 21st, 1964, resulting in 36 deaths and over 500 injuries. Many racist events that have recently gone viral have elicited strong emotions and soul-searching about [...]

Cricket in the United States

By |2024-07-17T09:10:24-05:00July 17th, 2024|Africa, Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Australia, avoiding international blunders, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business and the Environment, Business Case for Cross-Cultural Training, Canada, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, diversity, Earth, Europe, Festival, Global, global competency, Global Traditions, Goals, Guest Blog Posts, Hosting International Visitors, Inclusion, India, Intercultural, intercultural competence, intercultural training case, International Observances, International Protocol, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Olympics, Relationship Building, Relationships, South Africa, Sport Etiquette, Sports Manners, Travel, United States, US Observances|

Cricket in the United States   By Polina Anastassieva It is thought that cricket may have been invented during Saxon or Norman times by children living in the Weald, an area of dense woodlands and clearings in south-east England. Little boys bowled into either a tree stump or a sheep pen gate. The crossbar on [...]

Fourth of July Quiz

By |2024-07-05T12:01:51-05:00July 5th, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Austin, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business and the Environment, Business Case for Cross-Cultural Training, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, diversity, Earth, Family time, Festival, Global, Global Celebrations, global competency, Global Traditions, Goals, Gracious Living, Inclusion, Indigenous Peoples, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International History, International Holidays, International Observances, International Protocol, International Toasts, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Millennials, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Quality time, Quiz, Relationship Building, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, Travel, Travel Etiquette, TX Business Etiquette, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

Fourth of July Quiz   By Sharon Schweitzer   With more than half of our U.S. population vaccinated in the U.S. and restrictions lifting across the country, we are looking forward to the opportunity to safely watch fireworks where it isn’t a fire hazard. We are ready for celebrations, friendships, poolside fun, and to fire [...]

National Culture Consciousness Week

By |2024-07-02T09:01:26-05:00July 2nd, 2024|'France, Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Asia, Asian Pacific, avoiding international blunders, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business Case for Cross-Cultural Training, Business Etiquette, Central America, Colombia, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, diversity, Earth, Europe, France, Germany, Global, Global Celebrations, global competency, Global Etiquette, Global Traditions, Gracious Living, Greece, Inclusion, Intercultural, intercultural competence, intercultural training case, International History, International Holidays, International Observances, International Protocol, Italy, Japan, Korea, Korean Celebrations, Language and Culture, Legends and Myths, Lifestyle, Middle East, Middle East Culture, Modern Manners, Muslim Culture and Traditions, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Philippines, Relationship Building, Relationships, Religious Celebrations, Self-Awareness, Singapore, Social Etiquette, South Africa, South America, South Korea, Spain, Travel, Traveling Etiquette, United States, US Observances|

National Culture Consciousness Week By Sharon Schweitzer   “Culture is one of the two or three most complicated words in the English language,” (Raymond Williams, 1976, pg. 87).  Culture does not consist of just one set description or definition. It is a concept that varies from one person to the next. Culture can be as [...]

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 [...]

Anthony Bourdain Day

By |2024-06-25T09:37:52-05:00June 25th, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Asia, Asian Pacific, Author Reviews and Profiles, avoiding international blunders, book recommendations, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business and the Environment, Business Case for Cross-Cultural Training, Business Etiquette, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Cultural Significance of Food, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, Dining, diversity, Earth, Environment, Family time, Global, Global Celebrations, global competency, Global Etiquette, Global Tipping, Global Traditions, Goals, Gracious Living, Hong Kong, Hosting duties, Hosting International Visitors, Inclusion, Intercultural, intercultural competence, intercultural training case, International History, International Observances, International Protocol, International Toasts, International Travel Tips, Italy, Japan, Korea, Language and Culture, Legends and Myths, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Myanmar, Networking, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Philippines, Quality time, Relationship Building, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Singapore, Social Etiquette, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Travel, Travel Book Recommendations, Travel Etiquette, Traveling Etiquette, United States, US Observances, Volunteering & Mentoring|

Anthony Bourdain Day   By Sharon Schweitzer   “Southeast Asia has a real grip on me. From the very first time I went there, it was a fulfillment of my childhood fantasies of the way travel should be.” -Anthony Bourdain   Anthony Bourdain-chef and writer, traveled the world with humility, humanity, curiosity, humor, and with [...]

International Olympic Day

By |2024-06-23T13:07:43-05:00June 23rd, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business and the Environment, Business Case for Cross-Cultural Training, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, Czech Republic, diversity, Earth, Festival, Fitness & Gym Etiquette, Global, Global Celebrations, global competency, Global Traditions, Goals, Greece, Hosting International Visitors, Inclusion, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International History, International Holidays, International Observances, International Protocol, Language and Culture, Legends and Myths, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Olympics, Relationship Building, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Sport Etiquette, Sweden, Travel, United States, US Observances, Volunteering & Mentoring|

International Olympic Day   By Sharon Schweitzer   In 1947, a member of the International Olympics Committee in Czechoslovakia, Dr. Josef Gruss, presented a report about World Olympic Day in Stockholm. Later in the 42nd I.O.C. Session at St Moritz in January 1948, the idea for Olympic Day was adopted. With mutual consultation, June 23rd [...]

World Day of Music

By |2024-06-21T09:12:05-05:00June 21st, 2024|'France, Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business and the Environment, Business Case for Cross-Cultural Training, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, Dance, diversity, Europe, Festival, France, Global, Global Celebrations, global competency, Global Traditions, Inclusion, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International History, International Observances, International Protocol, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Music, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Quality time, Relationship Building, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, Stress, Travel, United States, US Observances|

World Day of Music   By Sharon Schweitzer   From the oldest musical instrument in the world — the Neanderthal flute, made by Neanderthals 60,000 years ago — to present-day electronic instruments, music has become a significant part of our daily lives. Other than being pleasant to listen to, music is a form of expression [...]

International Sushi Day

By |2024-06-18T08:36:31-05:00June 18th, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Asia, Asian Pacific, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business and the Environment, celebrations, Chinese Culture, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Cultural Significance of Food, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, Dining, Global, Global Celebrations, Global Traditions, Hong Kong, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International History, International Holidays, International Observances, International Toasts, Japan, Korea, Korean Celebrations, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Malaysia, Myanmar, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Singapore, Thailand, Travel, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

International Sushi Day   By  Sharon Schweitzer   To find the origins of sushi we must look at a dish called narezushi. Narezushi is salted fish stored in fermented rice for months at a time. Southeast Asia and Japan both had their own version of the dish, the rice was discarded and the fish was [...]

5 Tips for Sustainable Travel

By |2024-06-13T10:03:03-05:00June 13th, 2024|avoiding international blunders, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business and the Environment, Business Case for Cross-Cultural Training, Business Etiquette, Concierge and Guest Services Tips, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, Dining, diversity, Global, global competency, Global Tipping, Goals, Gracious Living, Hosting International Visitors, Inclusion, Intercultural, intercultural competence, intercultural training case, International Observances, International Protocol, International Travel Tips, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Networking, Relationship Building, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Travel, Travel Etiquette, Traveling Etiquette|

5 Tips for Sustainable Travel By Sharon Schweitzer   The Global Sustainable Tourism Council and the United Nations emphasize numerous criteria for responsible travel. Many travelers have inquired about the Global Sustainable Tourism Council Criteria. The GSTC provides a set of minimum requirements that a tourism business or destination must aspire to for approval: environmentally friendly [...]

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