Gala Etiquette

The Ghost Gala: Obon Festival

By |2018-10-11T14:54:20+00:00August 10th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business and the Environment, Business Etiquette, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Gala Etiquette, gift-giving, Global Celebrations, Global Traditions, Holiday Parties, Holiday Season, Intercultural, International Holidays, International Travel Tips, Japan, Language and Culture, Legends and Myths, Lifestyle, Relationship Building, Relationships, Religious Celebrations, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, Travel|

The Obon (or Bon) Festival, widely known as the Festival of Souls, commences on August 13th and ends on August 16th this year. This annual Japanese Buddhist three-day festival is dedicated to celebrating Japanese family heritage. The origin begins with a disciple of Buddha, Mokuren (Maha Maudgalyayana), who used his powers to peer [...]

Your First Office Holiday Party: A Survival Guide

By |2018-10-11T14:54:35+00:00November 14th, 2017|Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Dance, Dining, Gala Etiquette, Global Celebrations, Global Tipping, Gracious Living, Holiday Parties, Holiday Season, Lifestyle, Millennials, Modern Manners, Networking, Office Culture, Relationships, Social Etiquette, University Students, Women in Business, Women in the Workforce, Workplace Etiquette|

You’ve learned about exaggerated versions of it via movies and TV, and now it’s your turn to experience it first-hand.

Holiday Party Etiquette & Modern Manners

By |2018-10-11T14:55:05+00:00October 23rd, 2016|Gala Etiquette, Holiday Parties, Lifestyle|

image credit: Casei Malone We all enjoy attending holiday dinners, cookie exchanges, office parties and soirees during the holidays. For many, part of the fun is in the days and weeks leading up to the event, as the anticipation builds. Our readers frequently ask us numerous questions about holiday party etiquette [...]