International History

National Literature Month

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National Literature Month By Sharon Schweitzer   The National Commission for Culture and Arts (NCCA), alongside Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) and National Book Development Board – Philippines, will lead the celebration of National Literature Month this April with the theme, “Ang Panitikan at Kapayapaan.” Former President Benigno “Ninoy” S. Aquino III signed Proclamation No. [...]

Universal Day of Culture

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Universal Day of Culture   By Sharon Schweitzer   Universal Day of Culture is the product of an international pact to ratify a legal recognition of the conservation of cultural objects and works of art. Known as the Treaty on the Protection of Artistic and Scientific Institutions and Historic Monuments, or the Roerich Pact, it [...]

National Encourage a Young Writer Day

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National Encourage a Young Writer Day   By Sharon Schweitzer Encourage a Young Writer Day allows budding and new writers to work on their writing. This day inspires and motivates these emerging writers to follow their passion and to practice their art. In 1987, author Barbara A. Lewis established Encourage a Young Writer Day to [...]

National Volunteering Month

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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 [...]

Cheng Ming Festival

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Cheng Ming Festival   By Sharon Schweitzer The Ching Ming Festival, also known as Qingming (清明节), is a Chinese custom celebrated worldwide by people of many Asian cultures. Sometimes called Tomb Sweeping Day or the Pure Brightness Festival (pure brightness is the English translation of Qingming), it's an annual event to remember and honor ancestors [...]

Multicultural Communications Month

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Multicultural Communications Month   By Sharon Schweitzer April is Multicultural Communications Month. Although this holiday has no records of being observed more than two years back, it is an integral part of the wider Diversity Month holiday that was first marked in April 2004. Regardless of what name it is given, the purpose of this [...]

Celebrating 5 Heroic Hungarian Women in 2024 

By |2024-03-26T09:10:40-05:00March 26th, 2024|Cross-Cultural, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, Europe, Global, Hungary, Hungary, Intercultural, International History, Language and Culture, Relationships, Women in Business, Women in the Workforce|

Celebrating 5 Heroic Hungarian Women in 2024    By Sharon Schweitzer, Polina Anastassieva As we close out our celebration of National Women’s History month, we share the stories of these talented Hungarian women. Blanka Teleki (1806-1862)                                        [...]

Seven Stellar Slovak Women

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Seven Stellar Slovak Women   By Sharon Schweitzer Continuing on the topic of Women's History Month, here is a glimpse of seven spectacular Slovak women that changed history.  Elena Marothy-Soltesova (the first feminist)-was a Slovak writer and editor. She was also a leading figure in the women's movement in Slovakia. She served as chair of [...]

Remarkable Polish Women-Women’s History Month

By |2024-03-15T07:30:31-05:00March 15th, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business and the Environment, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, diversity, Europe, Global, Global Celebrations, Goals, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International History, International Holidays, International Observances, Language and Culture, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Poland, United States, Women in Business, Women in the Workforce|

Remarkable Polish Women-Women's History Month   By Sharon Schweitzer As we come to the end of our global celebration of the economic, political and social achievements of women during Women’s History Month, the women of Poland deserve a chance to be highlighted. How much do you know about successful women in Poland? Below we highlight 10 [...]

Celebrating World Day of Muslim Culture, Peace, Dialogue and Film

By |2024-03-11T14:43:44-05:00March 11th, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business Case for Cross-Cultural Training, Cross-Cultural, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, Global, Global Celebrations, global competency, Global Traditions, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International History, International Holidays, Lifestyle, Middle East, Middle East Culture, Morocco, Muslim Culture and Traditions, Observances - Monthly & Daily, United States|

Celebrating World Day of Muslim Culture, Peace, Dialogue and Film By Sharon Schweitzer When words evade us, art can help fill in the gaps. On March 11,World Day of Muslim Culture, Peace, Dialogue and Film will be celebrated worldwide. Seven years ago, Javaid Mohammed created this holiday to bring awareness to the Islamic faith. Through an artistic lens, [...]

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