International Toasts

International Sushi Day

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International Sushi Day   By  Sharon Schweitzer   To find the origins of sushi we must look at a dish called narezushi. Narezushi is salted fish stored in fermented rice for months at a time. Southeast Asia and Japan both had their own version of the dish, the rice was discarded and the fish was [...]

Father’s Day

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Father’s Day   By Sharon Schweitzer   We hold an incredibly special place in our hearts for our fabulous fathers and we observe with intrigue as cultures worldwide celebrate father figures. U.S. Americans prepare to honor fathers, father-figures, and male role-models on Sunday, June 16th, 2024, and we share the unique traditions of ten countries [...]

National Champagne Day

By |2023-12-30T12:27:50-06:00December 30th, 2023|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Cultural Significance of Food, Culture, Dining, France, Global, Global Celebrations, Global Etiquette, Global Traditions, Holiday Parties, Holiday Season, Intercultural, International History, International Holidays, International Observances, International Protocol, International Toasts, Language and Culture, Observances - Monthly & Daily, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

National Champagne Day By  Sharon Schweitzer   Champagne is more than just a drink; it’s a symbol of life’s victories, milestones, and the promise of new beginnings. National Champagne Day, observed annually on December 31st, is a delightful occasion dedicated to the world-renowned sparkling wine known as champagne. It’s a day to indulge in the [...]

6 Colombian Christmas Customs shared by a Colombian Millennial

By |2018-12-11T14:44:00-06:00December 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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