On May 5, 1862, the Mexican Army vanquished the French at the Battle of Puebla, a major victory for the Mexican government in their struggle for independence. While liberation from French occupation would not come until 1867, many Mexican-Americans still celebrate the anniversary of this battle, known as Cinco de Mayo, as a commemoration of [...]
From April 28 to May 6, Japan enjoys a week of historical holidays and lively cultural traditions as the country observes Golden Week (ゴールデンウィーク). The National Holiday Laws of 1948 declared four official holidays concentrated at the end of April and the beginning of May. During this period, businesses across Japan enjoyed a rise in [...]
In Eastern Asia, excitement is building as nations prepare to celebrate for a new Zodiac year. Chinese New Year, celebrated on February 16, 2018, brings families together for festivals and feasts during the biggest holiday in many Asian cultures. It holds special meaning tied to the Zodiac cycle. The Zodiac Cycle is a 60-year period [...]
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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 [...]
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.
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.
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The day after Christmas, December 26th, is an annual holiday known as “Boxing Day” celebrated in several countries in the British Commonwealth.
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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.
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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.