Global Traditions

International Mother Language Day

By |2024-02-21T06:55:07-06:00February 21st, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business Case for Cross-Cultural Training, Business Etiquette, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, diversity, Global, global competency, Global Traditions, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International History, International Holidays, International Observances, Lifestyle, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Relationship Building, Relationships, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

International Mother Language Day   By Sharon Schweitzer   UNESCO first established International Mother Language in 1999. The first inaugural celebration was held in 2000. This annual commemoration began as a tribute to the Bengali Language Movement, which sought to recognize Bengali as the official language of modern-day Bangladesh. Historically, this region was considered part [...]

World Hijab Day

By |2024-02-01T07:22:35-06:00February 1st, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Bridging the Cultural Divide, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, diversity, Global, Global Celebrations, global competency, Global Traditions, Inclusion, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International History, International Observances, Lifestyle, Middle East, Middle East Culture, Morocco, Muslim Culture and Traditions, Observances - Monthly & Daily, United States, US Observances|

World Hijab Day By Sharon Schweitzer Every year on February 1st, World Hijab Day recognizes the millions of Muslim women who choose to wear a hijab. It’s also a day to encourage women of all backgrounds and religions to wear and experience the hijab. A hijab is a type of headscarf that also covers the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Yi Peng Lantern Festival

By |2023-11-28T14:05:13-06:00November 28th, 2023|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Asian Pacific, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Festival, Global Celebrations, Global Traditions, Intercultural, International History, International Holidays, International Observances, Language and Culture, Malaysia, Myanmar, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand|

Yi Peng Lantern Festival By Sharon Schweitzer Yi Peng Festival is a Thai celebration held on the evening of the twelfth month’s full moon in the traditional lunar calendar. It is an ancient celebration that was adapted from Brahmin origins and is inextricably linked with Thai Lanna culture. The Lanna culture dates back to the [...]

International Students Day

By |2023-11-17T15:27:14-06:00November 17th, 2023|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business and the Environment, Cross-Cultural, Culture, diversity, Global Celebrations, Global Traditions, Goals, Inclusion, Intercultural, International History, International Holidays, International Observances, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Relationship Building, U.S. Holidays, United States, University Students, US Observances|

International Students Day By Sharon Schweitzer In 1939, students of the Medical Faculty at Charles University in Prague held a demonstration to commemorate the formation of an independent Czechoslovak Republic. The Nazis brutally suppressed the gathering, resulting in a student Jan Opletal’s death. Thousands of students turned up at his funeral procession – an event [...]

National Gratitude Month

By |2023-11-15T08:56:01-06:00November 15th, 2023|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Culture, gift-giving, Global Celebrations, Global Traditions, Gracious Living, intercultural competence, International Observances, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Self-Awareness, Stress, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

National Gratitude Month By Sharon Schweitzer   In the words of the famous Roman orator and philosopher Marcus Tullius Cicero: “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the mother of all the others.”.  The ancients knew about gratitude. We know about gratitude today, too. It’s one of the first big lessons we learn [...]

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 [...]

International Chef’s Day

By |2023-10-20T08:24:34-05:00October 20th, 2023|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Cultural Significance of Food, Culture and Commercialism, Dining, Global, Global Celebrations, Global Traditions, Intercultural, International Holidays, International Observances, Observances - Monthly & Daily, October celebrations, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

International Chefs Day  By Sharon Schweitzer Esteemed chef Dr. Bill Gallagher created International Chefs Day in 2004. Gallagher was also the president of the World Association of Chefs Societies (WorldChefs). Since 2004, WorldChefs has used International Chefs Day to celebrate the nobility of this culinary profession. The different kinds of chefs include: Executive chef – [...]

Global Father’s Day Celebrations 2022

By |2022-06-02T15:58:28-05:00June 2nd, 2022|Africa, celebrations, Central America, Cross-Cultural, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, Czech Republic, diversity, Europe, Finland, France, Germany, Global Traditions, Italy, Language and Culture, Mexico, Quality time, South Africa, Spain, Thailand, US Observances|

We hold an incredibly special place in our hearts for our fabulous fathers.

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