International Observances

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 [...]

Remarkable Polish Women-Women’s History Month

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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 [...]

Ramadan

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5 Intercultural Business Tips for the Holy Month of Ramadan 2024 Approximate 2024 U.S. Ramadan dates: the evening of Sunday, March 10, until the evening of Tuesday, April 9 This May, Muslims worldwide share in fasting, festive dinners, and faith. Ramadan is crucial to Islam, so we share key information that will be helpful when [...]

National Proof Reading Day

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National Proof Reading Day   By Sharon Schweitzer U.S. National Proofreading Day is celebrated annually on March 8th. This day is dedicated to promoting and encouraging error-free writing. The aim of this day is to raise awareness about the importance of proofreading and to encourage everyone to take the time to ensure that their writing [...]

National Grammar Day

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National Grammar Day   By Sharon Schweitzer National Grammar Day is observed across the United States each year on March 4th. The observance encourages the use of correct grammar in both verbal and written language.  Grammar is a vital part of communication, as the inclusion or exclusion of certain grammatical elements can completely change the [...]

Women’s History Month

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Women’s History Month   By Sharon Schweitzer Women’s History Month began as a local celebration in Santa Rosa, California. The Education Task Force of the Sonoma County (California) Commission on the Status of Women planned and executed a “Women’s History Week” celebration in 1978. The organizers selected the week of March 8 to correspond with [...]

International Mother Language Day

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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 [...]

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