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Future of Languages Around World

By |2024-01-12T12:12:33-06:00January 12th, 2024|Author Reviews and Profiles, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Cross-Cultural, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, diversity, Inclusion, Intercultural, intercultural competence, Relationship Building, Translation, United States|

Future of Languages Around World By Polina Anastassieva Russian schools may introduce the study of Arabic and include it in the Unified State Examination. The head of Rosobrnadzor, Anzor Muzaev, said that the agency, together with the Ministry of Education, launched “the process of monitoring the demand for the Arabic language.” Officials are studying which [...]

National Clean-off Your Desk Day

By |2024-01-08T10:29:39-06:00January 8th, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Austin, Business and the Environment, Business Etiquette, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Global, Goals, intercultural competence, International Observances, Lifestyle, Millennials, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Self-Awareness, Stress, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances, Workplace Etiquette|

National Clean-off Your Desk Day By Sharon Schweitzer The organized clean-enthusiast who started this celebration is Anne Moeller in Clio, Michigan. Celebrated on the second Monday of January, it is likely that this holiday is the result of the cluttered desktops pre and post the Christmas season and New Year.  This day is an opportunity [...]

International Mind-Body Wellness Day

By |2024-01-03T10:58:37-06:00January 3rd, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business and the Environment, celebrations, China, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Global, Global Celebrations, global competency, Goals, Holiday Season, Intercultural, International History, International Holidays, International Observances, Language and Culture, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Quality time, Self-Awareness, Stress, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

International Mind-Body Wellness Day   By Sharon Schweitzer   January 3rd is International Mind-Body Wellness Day, an opportunity to celebrate how a healthy mind and healthy emotions means a healthy body! The mind, body and soul connection plays an integral role in our overall health and well-being. Our emotions, purpose, spirituality, experiences, goals, beliefs, habits [...]

National Champagne Day

By |2023-12-30T12:27:50-06:00December 30th, 2023|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Cultural Significance of Food, Culture, Dining, France, Global, Global Celebrations, Global Etiquette, Global Traditions, Holiday Parties, Holiday Season, Intercultural, International History, International Holidays, International Observances, International Protocol, International Toasts, Language and Culture, Observances - Monthly & Daily, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

National Champagne Day By  Sharon Schweitzer   Champagne is more than just a drink; it’s a symbol of life’s victories, milestones, and the promise of new beginnings. National Champagne Day, observed annually on December 31st, is a delightful occasion dedicated to the world-renowned sparkling wine known as champagne. It’s a day to indulge in the [...]

National Thank You Note Day

By |2023-12-26T09:45:43-06:00December 26th, 2023|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business and the Environment, Business Etiquette, China, Cross-Cultural, Europe, Global, intercultural competence, International History, International Holidays, International Observances, Language and Culture, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Social Etiquette, U.S. Holidays, United States|

National Thank You Note Day By Sharon Schweitzer Starting in ancient times with Egyptian and Chinese societies, these two groups would use papyrus papers to write friendly letters or letters of good luck to those they cared about. Now let’s do the Time Warp to the early 1800’s, where Europeans would write social notes and [...]

International Human Solidarity Day

By |2023-12-20T08:27:42-06:00December 20th, 2023|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Global, Global Celebrations, global competency, Inclusion, Intercultural, International History, International Holidays, International Observances, Observances - Monthly & Daily, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

International Human Solidarity Day By Sharon Schweitzer Solidarity is identified in the United Nations Millennium Declaration as one of the fundamental values of international relations in the 21st Century, wherein those who either suffer or benefit least deserve help from those who benefit most. Consequently, in the context of globalization and the challenge of growing [...]

International Tea Day

By |2023-12-15T10:55:33-06:00December 15th, 2023|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Argentina, Asia, Asian Pacific, celebrations, China, Chinese Culture, Cross-Cultural, Cultural Significance of Food, Culture, Dining, Europe, Global, Global Celebrations, Global Traditions, Hong Kong, India, Intercultural, International History, International Holidays, International Observances, International Protocol, Japan, Korea, Language and Culture, Malaysia, Middle East, Myanmar, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Tea Etiquette, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

International Tea Day By Sharon Schweitzer Tea is a beverage made from the Camellia sinesis plant. Tea is the world’s most consumed drink, after water. It is believed that tea originated in northeast India, north Myanmar and southwest China, but the exact place where the plant first grew is not known. There is evidence that [...]

International Civil Aviation Day

By |2023-12-07T09:38:24-06:00December 7th, 2023|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business and the Environment, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, Earth, Environment, Global Celebrations, Inclusion, Intercultural, International History, International Holidays, International Observances, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Technology/Gear, Travel, United States, US Observances|

International Civil Aviation Day   By  Sharon  Schweitzer International Civil Aviation Day was established in 1994 as part of ICAO’s 50th anniversary activities.  The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is a United Nations agency, which helps 193 countries to cooperate together and share their skies to their mutual benefit. In 1996, pursuant to an ICAO [...]

Intercultural Etiquette Holiday Guide

By |2023-12-04T10:37:30-06:00December 4th, 2023|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business Etiquette, Concierge and Guest Services Tips, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, Customer Service Etiquette, gift-giving, Global, Global Etiquette, Global Tipping, Holiday Season, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International Protocol, Relationship Building|

Intercultural Etiquette Holiday Guide     By  Sharon Schweitzer While any time is a good time to show your appreciation for someone who regularly makes your life easier and more enjoyable, the holidays traditionally are the time to express your gratitude in the form of cash or a gift. By no means is holiday tipping [...]

Universal Human Rights Month

By |2023-12-01T13:27:08-06:00December 1st, 2023|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Earth, Global, Global Celebrations, Inclusion, Intercultural, International History, International Holidays, International Observances, International Protocol, Language and Culture, Observances - Monthly & Daily, United States|

Universal Human Rights Month By Sharon Schweitzer December 10th, 2023 marks the 75th anniversary of one of the world's most groundbreaking global pledges: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). In 1948 after the turmoil of World War II, the Commission of Human Rights, chaired by Eleanor Roosevelt, wrote a document called the Universal Declaration [...]

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