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Japan’s Golden Week

By |2024-04-29T08:55:57-05:00April 29th, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Asia, Asian Pacific, Bridging the Cultural Divide, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, diversity, Family time, Global, Global Celebrations, global competency, Global Traditions, Gracious Living, Hosting International Visitors, Inclusion, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International History, International Holidays, International Observances, International Protocol, Japan, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Relationships, Travel|

Japan’s Golden Week   By Sharon Schweitzer   Golden Week is a significant week-long holiday in Japan, comprising four national holidays - Showa Day, Constitution Memorial Day, Greenery Day, and Children's Day. These holidays fall between April 29th and May 5th every year, and it's customary for people to take a break from their work [...]

National Volunteering Month

By |2024-04-08T10:11:01-05:00April 8th, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Austin, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business and the Environment, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, Earth, Environment, Family time, Global, Global Celebrations, global competency, Global Traditions, Goals, Gracious Living, Inclusion, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International History, International Observances, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Quality time, Relationship Building, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Stress, United States, US Observances, Volunteering & Mentoring|

National Volunteering Month   By Sharon Schweitzer April recognizes all those who give their time and energy during National Volunteer Month. In the United States, volunteerism is instilled at a young age. In many parts of the country, it is the cornerstone of summer vacation or woven into after school programs. Most organizations in small [...]

National Candy Corn Day

By |2023-10-30T11:49:01-05:00October 30th, 2023|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Cultural Snapshot, Culture and Commercialism, Dining, Family time, Global, Global Celebrations, Global Traditions, Holiday Season, Intercultural, International Holidays, International Observances, Observances - Monthly & Daily, October celebrations, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

National Candy Corn Day By Sharon Schweitzer In the late 1800s, George Renninger of Wunderle Candy Company created candy corn. His sweet treat represented the bright colors of corn kernels. Originally, candy corn was yellow, orange and white. However, it wasn't until1889 that the Goelitz Candy Company made the candy popular. Later, other candy makers [...]

Graduation Gift Giving Tips for 2022

By |2022-06-02T12:15:47-05:00May 25th, 2022|celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Family time, gift-giving, Gracious Living, Graduation, Invitations, Lifestyle, Modern Manners|

Image credit: RODNAE Productions via Pexel By Sharon Schweitzer Let us help answer your puzzling ponderings about how to be gracious during graduation gift giving season.

Celebrating Intergeneration Day 2021

By |2021-09-27T14:20:12-05:00October 1st, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Family time, Gracious Living|

Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels How do we connect generations for better communication and sharing gratitude? In anticipation of Intergeneration Day, on Sunday, October 3, we share some ideas for celebration. It’s interesting to note that the origin of last month’s Intergeneration celebration began in the year 2000 with Ms. Sandy Kraemer [...]

Celebrating National Sisters Day 2021

By |2021-08-01T12:12:57-05:00August 1st, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, celebrations, Family time, Observances - Monthly & Daily|

Image by Sharon Schweitzer (left) with her sister Lisa (right) and her parents in Tampa, Florida Your sister may be your twin, triplet, complete opposite, or a mix of something else! People say you look alike, but you don’t see it. You may have the same preferences or none in common. Your mom [...]

Holiday Card Etiquette 2020

By |2020-12-08T18:46:47-06:00December 3rd, 2020|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Family time, Festival, Global Celebrations, Global Etiquette, Gracious Living, Holiday Season, Social Etiquette, U.S. Holidays, US Observances|

Photo from Adobe Stock Images Sending and addressing holiday cards during the pandemic may be a delicate balancing act this year – spreading holiday cheer while simultaneously acknowledging that 2020 has been a challenging year for many people. Typical joyful seasonal greetings may hit an exposed nerve during this nearly year-long Covid-19 experience [...]

US Thanksgiving Holiday Explained

By |2018-10-24T16:46:23-05:00October 24th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Dining, Family time, Holiday Parties, Holiday Season, Hosting duties, Lifestyle, Relationships, Travel, U.S. Holidays, United States|

Thanksgiving Cheer by Pexels For many U.S. Americans Thanksgiving is their favorite holiday - the day is centered around family, feasting, and football. This week in November holds the record as the busiest time to travel in the U.S. If you are visiting, living, or working in the U.S., don’t let [...]

Eat Better, Eat Together Month

By |2018-10-11T14:54:15-05:00October 22nd, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Culture, Dining, Family time, Intercultural, Lifestyle, Quality time, Relationship Building, Relationships, Social Etiquette, U.S. Holidays|

  Family meal by Pixabay Nowadays we live in a society where we are constantly on the go. It often seems like there aren't enough hours in the day to dine with the people we appreciate the most. As professionals who work eight to nine hours a day it is a challenge [...]

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