6 Tips for Culturally Appropriate Cinco De Mayo 2021

By |2021-05-04T23:23:33-05:00May 4th, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Mexico|

Image: By MoreVector Although Cinco de Mayo marks an important date in Mexican history, it is more commonly celebrated in the U.S., where Latino communities enjoy lively cultural festivities filled with music, dance, and cuisine. For an authentic Cinco de Mayo that honors Mexican traditions and stays true to the holiday’s origins, we’re sharing our [...]

Global Mother’s Day Celebrations and Traditions

By |2021-05-03T12:22:40-05:00May 3rd, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Cross-Cultural, Global Traditions|

Image: Katie B Creative - 4 Generations  In many countries and cultures, our love of our mothers crosses international borders. Depending on which part of the globe you call home, Mother’s Day is celebrated on different days and in different seasons. As Mother’s Day approaches, on May 9, 2021, for those in the U.S. and [...]

10 Tips for Your 2021 Summer Road Trip

By |2021-04-23T18:37:03-05:00April 23rd, 2021|Cross-Cultural|

Image: By Maridav The summer is almost here and many are planning to take road trips to avoid crowded airports, train stations, cruise ships, and busses. A number of states have lifted some covid restrictions and relaxed some of the strict lockdown mandates. However, those planning road trips must still consult local requirements regarding curfews, [...]

Celebrating Japan’s Golden Week April 29 – May 5, 2021

By |2021-04-22T23:51:43-05:00April 22nd, 2021|Asia, Cross-Cultural, International Holidays, Japan|

Image: By Wipark One of Japan’s most cherished celebrations, Golden Week, occurs April 29 - May 5, 2021. This is a special time when the entire country celebrates cultural traditions by observing four historical holidays. Companies close their doors and employees enjoy a week of paid vacation. Global business takes a pause to celebrate each of [...]

Global St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations and How to Celebrate Virtually This Year

By |2021-03-16T14:43:44-05:00March 16th, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Cross-Cultural|

Image Credit: Mike Young  Sydney Opera House  More than 70 million people worldwide claim ancestral links to Ireland. Saint Patrick’s Day is a cherished opportunity to revitalize this heritage. For the second year in a row, some of the world’s largest St. Patrick’s events will segue to creative online venues. For centuries countries have found [...]

Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras and King Cakes: Traditions Explained

By |2021-02-15T13:18:06-06:00February 15th, 2021|celebrations, Cross-Cultural|

Image: By Lynne Ann Mitchell Some Carnival and Mardi Gras traditions are thriving during the pandemic, with homes being converted into stationary floats and music continuing to play. However, many large-scale events have been canceled or postponed in 2021 to protect the public. What are these holidays? Here is a short explanation: Mardi Gras [...]

From Ash Wednesday to Easter: Lent Meaning and Traditions Explained

By |2021-02-15T13:15:37-06:00February 15th, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, celebrations, Cross-Cultural|

Image: By Art Stocker Growing up in a Christian family, my five siblings and I celebrated the Lenten season with great pomp and circumstance.  We fasted, observed each special day of the season, enjoyed lots of fish sticks, and dressed up for church. We learned to follow family recipes such as seasoning a ham, [...]

Global Valentine’s Day 2021

By |2021-02-01T15:26:58-06:00February 1st, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Cross-Cultural, International Holidays|

Photo Credit: By pyty Valentine's Day may look a little different this year with many couples opting to celebrate their love safely at home in the U.S. and worldwide. For hundreds of years, nations have celebrated Valentine’s Day with beloved traditions. The following countries have unique Valentine’s Day origins and beliefs - some even [...]

5 Tips for Sustainable Travel in 2021

By |2021-05-05T17:59:13-05:00February 1st, 2021|Cross-Cultural, Culture, Lifestyle, Travel|

Image Source: By malp 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 tourism practices; protecting [...]

A Day On, Not a Day Off, MLK Day 2021Ways to Answer the Call to Serve

By |2021-01-17T16:21:54-06:00January 17th, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business Etiquette, Cross-Cultural|

Image Credit: By Tharun On Monday, January 18, 2021, our nation celebrates a national holiday in honor of the leadership and compassion of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, who tirelessly led the United States in her struggle for civil rights and community values. His vision of a nation free of discrimination and oppression inspired [...]

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