Global Traditions

Global Valentine’s Day Celebrations

By |2018-10-11T14:54:29-05:00February 9th, 2018|Brazil, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Europe, Global Celebrations, Global Traditions, Holiday Season, Intercultural, International Holidays, Legends and Myths, Middle East, Middle East Culture, Muslim Culture and Traditions, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Relationships|

We’re familiar with the classic gift exchange on February 14 between couples in the U.S., but did you know nations worldwide celebrate Valentine’s Day with beloved traditions and unique twists? The following four countries have a unique Valentine Day origins, beliefs, and celebrations. Afghanistan Most regions of the Middle East discourage a celebration that may [...]

Volunteer in the New Year: Find Your Cause

By |2018-10-11T14:54:30-05:00January 5th, 2018|avoiding international blunders, Global Traditions, Gracious Living, Lifestyle, Millennials, Modern Manners, Networking, Relationship Building, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, Travel Etiquette, University Students, Volunteering & Mentoring|

For those with a goal in the New Year to give back and get involved, deciding on a volunteer commitment can be tricky. Five tips, find your perfect match for volunteering in 2018.

Build Benchmarks in 2018

By |2018-10-11T14:54:30-05:00January 4th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Global Traditions, Gracious Living, International Holidays, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Networking, Office Culture, Self-Awareness, Workplace Etiquette|

While creating benchmarks improves performance, it’s always good to check how development is changing the outcome. If you observe that you’re not getting the outcome you want, determine the cause and change approach. Change can happen slowly or quickly, but persistence is key.

All Your Canadian Boxing Day Questions Answered

By |2018-10-11T14:54:31-05:00December 15th, 2017|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Canada, Canadian Traditions, Cross-Cultural, Culture and Commercialism, Customer Service Etiquette, gift-giving, Global Celebrations, Global Etiquette, Global Traditions, Gracious Living, Holiday Season, International Holidays, International Travel Tips, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Observances - Monthly & Daily|

The day after Christmas, December 26th, is an annual holiday known as “Boxing Day” celebrated in several countries in the British Commonwealth.

Arabic in the 2018 Business World: Three Reasons to Learn Arabic

By |2018-10-11T14:54:31-05:00December 13th, 2017|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business Case for Cross-Cultural Training, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Culture, global competency, Global Traditions, International Protocol, International Travel Tips, Language and Culture, Middle East, Middle East Culture, Relationship Building, Travel|

The U.N. Arabic Language Day is celebrated on Dec. 18 every year, the following 3 reasons will not only inform you, but encourage you to consider learning Arabic in 2018.

Global Gift Giving in Southern Europe

By |2018-10-11T14:54:32-05:00November 30th, 2017|Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Central America, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Europe, gift-giving, Global Celebrations, global competency, Global Etiquette, Global Traditions, Gracious Living, Holiday Season, Italy, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Traveling Etiquette, Workplace Etiquette|

Absorb wisdom and educate others about global gifting tips to increase your cross-cultural understanding of the world.

Global Gift Giving in Northern Europe

By |2018-10-11T14:54:33-05:00November 29th, 2017|Cross-Cultural, Europe, Finland, gift-giving, Global Celebrations, global competency, Global Etiquette, Global Traditions, Gracious Living, Holiday Season, Ireland, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Relationship Building, Traveling Etiquette, Workplace Etiquette|

While gifts are not traditionally exchanged between business associates in this region, the holiday season is a wonderful opportunity to express gratitude and goodwill with a culturally-appropriate token.

Global Gift Giving Customs in the U.S. & Asia

By |2018-10-11T14:54:33-05:00November 24th, 2017|Asia, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, gift-giving, global competency, Global Etiquette, Global Traditions, Holiday Parties, Holiday Season, Lifestyle, Modern Manners|

As part one of several global gift giving posts and in honor of November’s National Gratitude Month, let’s explore how to give the most appropriate and heartfelt gift to your global business partners to show your gratitude.

Dreaming of a Green Holiday

By |2018-10-11T14:54:33-05:00November 22nd, 2017|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business and the Environment, Culture, gift-giving, Global Traditions, Gracious Living, Holiday Parties, Holiday Season, Lifestyle, Millennials, Modern Manners, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Relationships, Social Etiquette, US Observances|

In addition to encouraging self-serve, saving leftovers, and avoiding preparing an excessive amount of food, composting is a relatively simple and low-cost way to minimize waste and help out the environment during the holidays.

Navigating the Holiday Season with Your Significant Other

By |2018-10-11T14:54:34-05:00November 20th, 2017|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Cross-Cultural, Culture, gift-giving, Global Traditions, Gracious Living, Holiday Parties, Holiday Season, Lifestyle, Millennials, Modern Manners, Relationship Building, Relationships, Religious Celebrations, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, Wine Etiquette, Workplace Etiquette|

There may be no specific right or wrong way for families to spend the holidays together, but there could be better ways for you to approach holiday traditions and expectations.

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