International Holidays

8 Ways to Celebrate International World Happiness Day

By |2019-03-21T13:19:25-06:00March 20th, 2019|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Cross-Cultural, International Holidays, Travel|

Access to Asia Signing by Sharon Schweitzer Happiness is a fabulous state of mind - many of us can remember the days and times that have brought us the happiest memories. Wouldn’t it be amazing to be happy for the majority of your life? Believe it or not, happiness can be influenced [...]

10 Traditional Taboos to Avoid During the Lunar New Year

By |2019-01-10T13:38:36-06:00January 24th, 2019|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, celebrations, Chinese Culture, Chinese New Year, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Festival, Holiday Season, International History, International Holidays, Travel|

Chinese New Year by youranwo on flikr  The Chinese Lunar New Year also known as the “Spring festival” (chunjie (春节)) starts the first day of the first month of the Chinese Lunar Calendar. In 2019, the Year of the Pig, the New Year begins on February 5th and is celebrated for a [...]

6 Things You Should Know About Boxing Day

By |2018-12-12T14:16:35-06:00December 21st, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Holiday Parties, Holiday Season, Intercultural, International History, International Holidays, Lifestyle, Relationships, Travel|

English Boxer by Pexels In Britain, Canada, Australia, Kenya, and a multitude of countries within the British Commonwealth, the day after December 26th is known as Boxing Day. But what is Boxing Day, exactly, and what does it have to do with boxing? Here are six (6) things to know about this [...]

7 International New Year’s Eve Traditions

By |2018-12-11T13:58:48-06:00December 18th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Global Celebrations, Holiday Parties, International Holidays, Lifestyle, Relationship Building, Relationships, Travel|

Grand Finale by GoToVan on flikr New Year’s is a time to start fresh, wish good luck, and hope for fortune for the next year. Each country has different rituals to bring in the new year on the right foot. It is always fun to learn and gain awareness of the diversity [...]

Kwanzaa Explained

By |2018-12-11T13:34:13-06:00December 17th, 2018|Africa, Annual Monthly or Day Observance, celebrations, Culture, Global Etiquette, Intercultural, International Holidays, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Relationships|

Kwanzaa holiday by iStock Kwanzaa was created in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga in an effort to form a strong community of Afro-Americans in the U.S. The holiday consists of 7 days where the family gathers and lights up one of the candles in the Kinara, the beautiful candle holder. The family [...]

5 German Christmas Traditions

By |2018-12-10T16:01:18-06:00December 12th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, celebrations, Culture, Germany, gift-giving, Global Celebrations, Global Traditions, Holiday Season, International Holidays, Lifestyle, Relationships|

  Christmas Market in Jena, Germany by Rene Schwietzke   In Germany, Christmas decorations appear before December 1st has arrived! It’s a beautiful scene with the snow covered Straße (streets), colorful lights, Christmas-themed markets and warm treats. Country customs make every nation unique. Enjoy reading about these annual German traditions you won't want to [...]

7 Tips on how to Celebrate New Years Eve at the Workplace

By |2018-12-03T16:19:57-06:00December 11th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Career Tips, celebrations, Culture, Global Celebrations, Holiday Parties, International Holidays, Lifestyle, Relationship Building, Social Etiquette, U.S. Holidays|

New Years Toast by Pexels As New Year’s Eve falls on a Monday this year, some may find themselves in the office with the crush of year-end projects. If you find yourself working, keep in mind that a new beginning celebrated in the office place can increase productivity, company culture, and even [...]

The Unique Traditions behind Christmas in the Czech Republic

By |2018-12-06T17:04:50-06:00December 7th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, celebrations, Culture, Czech Republic, Intercultural, International Holidays, Lifestyle, Self-Awareness|

Christmas in Prague by Beata Dudová The beautiful country of the Czech Republic, (also known more recently as Czechia), is located in central Europe. It is recognized worldwide as the most castle-rich country in Europe, for its Pilsner beer, and its medieval landscapes. Notable people born in the Czech Republic include Martina [...]

5 Global Thanksgiving Celebrations

By |2018-11-02T15:30:03-06:00October 26th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Culture, Dance, Dining, Intercultural, International Holidays, Relationships, Travel|

Harvest bench by Pxhere Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays - it is all about showing gratitude to those we appreciate the most. Our family and friends have joined together for many years to break bread and enjoy a contemporary-traditional meal and day. Our U.S. holiday occurs annually on the fourth [...]

4 Global Halloween Celebrations Explained

By |2018-10-25T10:04:18-06:00October 25th, 2018|celebrations, China, Chinese Culture, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Holiday Season, Intercultural, International Holidays, Ireland, Travel|

Chinese Halloween by Jonathan Kos-Read on flikr Many people worldwide cherish fond memories of childhood Halloween, which is celebrated differently worldwide. In the U.S. on this day revelers have the opportunity to put on a costume and become a princess or an astronaut, and light candies that parents normally prohibit. What about [...]

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