Cross-Cultural

International Mother Language Day

By |2024-02-21T06:55:07-06:00February 21st, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business Case for Cross-Cultural Training, Business Etiquette, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, diversity, Global, global competency, Global Traditions, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International History, International Holidays, International Observances, Lifestyle, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Relationship Building, Relationships, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

International Mother Language Day   By Sharon Schweitzer   UNESCO first established International Mother Language in 1999. The first inaugural celebration was held in 2000. This annual commemoration began as a tribute to the Bengali Language Movement, which sought to recognize Bengali as the official language of modern-day Bangladesh. Historically, this region was considered part [...]

National Leadership Day

By |2024-02-20T07:28:06-06:00February 20th, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, Earth, Environment, Global, global competency, Goals, Inclusion, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International Observances, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Quality time, Relationship Building, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Strategic Planning, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances, Volunteering & Mentoring|

National Leadership Day By  Sharon Schweitzer   National Leadership Day is set aside to acknowledge the power of leadership. Every year, on February 20th, we recognize the impact that leaders make in people's lives as they seek to develop themselves and others. The Maxwell Leadership Enterprise founded National Leadership Day in 2021 to recognize what [...]

National Time Management Month

By |2024-02-15T07:54:40-06:00February 15th, 2024|Cross-Cultural|

National Time Management Month By Sharon Schweitzer   National Time Management Month is celebrated during February each year. February is the perfect month to take stock of your time management skills and check if they align with your New Year’s resolutions and goals. Time management is not as complex or difficult as it seems. With [...]

Black History Month

By |2024-02-08T07:43:42-06:00February 8th, 2024|Africa, Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Cross-Cultural, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, diversity, Global Celebrations, global competency, Gracious Living, Inclusion, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International History, International Observances, Language and Culture, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Relationship Building, South Africa, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances, Zimbabwe|

Black History Month By Sharon Schweitzer   Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Also known as African American History Month, the event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other [...]

International Networking Week

By |2024-02-05T08:02:23-06:00February 5th, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business and the Environment, Career Tips, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, diversity, Global Celebrations, global competency, Goals, Inclusion, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International Holidays, International Observances, Modern Manners, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Relationship Building, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Strategic Planning, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances, Volunteering & Mentoring, Women in Business, Workplace Diversity|

International Networking Week By Sharon Schweitzer International Networking Week is celebrated annually in different countries for a week in the first week of February to bring business professionals together and share their experiences. This year, it is celebrated from February 5th to 11th. The initiative was a brainchild of Business Networking International® (BNI®). This year [...]

World Hijab Day

By |2024-02-01T07:22:35-06:00February 1st, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Bridging the Cultural Divide, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, diversity, Global, Global Celebrations, global competency, Global Traditions, Inclusion, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International History, International Observances, Lifestyle, Middle East, Middle East Culture, Morocco, Muslim Culture and Traditions, Observances - Monthly & Daily, United States, US Observances|

World Hijab Day By Sharon Schweitzer Every year on February 1st, World Hijab Day recognizes the millions of Muslim women who choose to wear a hijab. It’s also a day to encourage women of all backgrounds and religions to wear and experience the hijab. A hijab is a type of headscarf that also covers the [...]

Global Community Engagement Day

By |2024-01-28T12:21:28-06:00January 28th, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business and the Environment, Business Etiquette, Cross-Cultural, Culture, diversity, Global, Inclusion, Intercultural, International History, International Observances, Observances - Monthly & Daily, United States, US Observances|

Global Community Engagement Day   By Sharon Schweitzer Every year on January 28th, Global Community Engagement Day seeks to encourage organizations, individuals, and businesses to better engage with their community. Global Community Engagement Day aims to create awareness of individuals working collaboratively to address ideas and issues within the community, making this world a much [...]

International Customs Day

By |2024-01-26T14:45:30-06:00January 26th, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business and the Environment, Concierge and Guest Services Tips, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, diversity, Environment, Global, global competency, Goals, Inclusion, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International Observances, International Protocol, International Travel Tips, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Relationship Building, Relationships, Travel, United States, US Observances|

International Customs Day   By Sharon Schweitzer International Customs Day is celebrated on January 26th every year and was initiated by the World Customs Organization (W.C.O.) in 1983, which was the 30th anniversary of the inaugural session of the Customs Co-operation Council (CCC). The CCC was renamed the World Customs Organization (WCO) in 1994. The [...]

International Day of Education

By |2024-01-24T09:51:03-06:00January 24th, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business and the Environment, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, Environment, Europe, Global, global competency, Goals, Gracious Living, Inclusion, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International History, International Observances, International Protocol, Language and Culture, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Relationship Building, Strategic Planning, United States, University Students, US Observances|

International Day of Education   By Sharon Schweitzer Education is a human right, a public good and a public responsibility. In December 2018, January 24th was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly as the International Day of Education, to celebrate education and reflect on the importance of learning for development and peace.This year’s theme [...]

International Day of Acceptance

By |2024-01-20T10:48:03-06:00January 20th, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Cross-Cultural, Culture and Commercialism, diversity, Environment, Goals, Gracious Living, Inclusion, Intercultural, Interfaith, Lifestyle, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Relationships, Self-Awareness, United States, US Observances|

International Day of Acceptance By Sharon Schweitzer Acceptance is defined as the assent of a situation, process, or condition without an attempt to change it. We have all at some point in our lives experienced a situation where we were cast off or excluded from a group or a social gathering. Remember the time when [...]

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