Cross-Cultural

6 Colombian Christmas Customs shared by a Colombian Millennial

By |2018-12-11T14:44:00+00:00December 10th, 2018|Colombia, Cross-Cultural, Cultural Significance of Food, Culture, Global Celebrations, global competency, Global Traditions, Holiday Season, Indigenous Peoples, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International Toasts, Lifestyle, Relationships, U.S. Holidays|

Handmade Hammocks from Villa de Leyva, Colombia by Sophie Echeverry Today we are delighted to feature Sophie Echeverry, a guest blogger living and working in the U.S.A. who is from Bogota, Colombia.    As a Colombian, I cherish Christmas customs from my home country. I have celebrated 21 of my 22 Christmases [...]

4 Tips for National Handwashing Awareness Week

By |2018-12-06T10:19:44+00:00December 6th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, avoiding international blunders, Cross-Cultural, Culture|

Handwashing by Kathea Pinto on flikr Tis’ the season for festivities, family and fun. The last thing you’d like to partake in is sniffles, colds or the flu. Sneezes, after all, are like mini hurricanes as a typical human sneeze exits the body at about 200 miles per hour and emits around [...]

The Tradition of Christian Advent Explained

By |2018-12-04T11:56:58+00:00December 5th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Cross-Cultural, Holiday Season, Lifestyle, Religious Celebrations, US Observances|

Advent Wreath by flikr What is Christian Advent? Advent, a word that translates to 'coming' in Latin, is a Christian countdown to the days until Christmas to symbolically honor the coming of Jesus Christ and his birth into the world. While the adults lead prayer, light candles, and arrange time with one [...]

Tips for Observing Universal Human Rights Month

By |2018-12-03T16:47:05+00:00December 4th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Global Etiquette, Gracious Living, Holiday Season, International Protocol, Lifestyle, Relationships, Self-Awareness|

Life in Color “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.”                                       [...]

7 Tips On Dockless Scooter Etiquette

By |2018-12-10T11:32:40+00:00November 29th, 2018|Cross-Cultural, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, Global Etiquette, Gracious Living, Lifestyle|

Lime Scooter Boy by Pexels Have you ridden an e-scooter yet? E-scooters are the newest efficient, inexpensive transit option available in many U.S. cities. Both Sophie and I have ridden e-scooters to work, and we want to share some thoughts on how to improve the image of dockles scooters. We have observed [...]

5 Practical Considerations for Your Holiday Greetings

By |2018-11-29T16:20:16+00:00November 27th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Cross-Cultural, Global Etiquette, Holiday Season, Lifestyle|

Christmas Card by Pexels When running a business of any size, it’s important to understand the value of sending a holiday message. Be it a snail mail card or an email, keep in mind these considerations to determine which method is the best for your customers and business colleagues. Budget: When deciding [...]

Hanukkah/Chanukah Explained

By |2018-11-26T00:21:28+00:00November 26th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business Etiquette, Cross-Cultural, Holiday Season|

Candelabrum by pxhere The beloved and joyous Jewish holiday of Hanukkah/Chanukah, or Festival of Rededication, celebrates the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem. It is also referred to as the “Festival of Lights.” It usually occurs in December, when the days are the shortest in the northern hemisphere. Here is a quick [...]

8 Tips for a Gracious Thanksgiving

By |2018-11-14T13:41:19+00:00November 15th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Culture, Lifestyle, Relationships, U.S. Holidays, United States|

Multicultural Table Setting by Pexels Worldwide, the concept of “graciousness” exists in different cultures. What does it mean? Within Chinese philosophy, when the heart feels empathy (in particular for the oppressed) a person has been touched by grace. In ancient Greek and Roman mythology, graciousness is explained in the form of the Three [...]

How Not to Act Like an Idiot at the Office Holiday Party

By |2018-11-12T19:39:17+00:00November 13th, 2018|Business Etiquette, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Intercultural, Lifestyle, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, Workplace Etiquette|

Holiday Cheers by Pexels Are you up for a promotion? At the very least, excess celebration and etiquette mistakes can become fodder for next day stories and eventually legend for future parties. Avoid excess celebration and etiquette mistakes that become juicy gossip for the next day and eventually a legend for future [...]

Diwali: The Festival of Lights

By |2018-11-02T13:41:06+00:00November 2nd, 2018|celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Festival, India, Lifestyle, Relationships|

Diwali Celebration by Natalie Carroll on flikr This year the world gets to admire Diwali, India’s most important celebration, on November 7th. Regardless of the different faiths practiced in India, Hindus, Jains, Buddhist and Sikhs, this holiday is celebrated by most in the country because the festival represents the triumph of [...]

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