International Toasts

6 Colombian Christmas Customs shared by a Colombian Millennial

By |2018-12-11T14:44:00-05:00December 10th, 2018|Colombia, Cross-Cultural, Cultural Significance of Food, Culture, Global Celebrations, global competency, Global Traditions, Holiday Season, Indigenous Peoples, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International Toasts, Lifestyle, Relationships, U.S. Holidays|

Handmade Hammocks from Villa de Leyva, Colombia by Sophie Echeverry Today we are delighted to feature Sophie Echeverry, a guest blogger living and working in the U.S.A. who is from Bogota, Colombia.    As a Colombian, I cherish Christmas customs from my home country. I have celebrated 21 of my 22 Christmases [...]

New Year’s Eve and International Toasting, Part II

By |2018-10-11T14:55:17-05:00December 30th, 2014|Holiday Parties, International Holidays, International Toasts|

Toasting around the World As I mentioned in my earlier blog, champagne was traditionally served at the Coronations of French kings. It has historically been associated with christenings, new beginnings, and rare moments including New Year’s Eve festivities around the world for this reason. We can thank the Ancient Greeks for introducing the art of [...]

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New Year’s Eve and International Toasting 2015

By |2018-10-11T14:55:17-05:00December 29th, 2014|Holiday Parties, International Holidays, International Toasts|

In light of the many hours spent in 2014 interviewing all the people who contributed insights to my forthcoming book, Access to Asia, I now have many more colleagues and friends to toast with a glass of champagne in the New Year. Of course, most of you know that in Asian countries with significant Chinese [...]

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