Korean Celebrations

Marine Day in Japan

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Marine Day in Japan   By Sharon Schweitzer   Since 2003, Marine Day in Japan has been observed on the third Monday of July. Marine Day is a Japanese national holiday that aims to thank the ocean for its bounty. Considering that Japan is a maritime nation, the country and its people are heavily dependent [...]

South Asian Heritage Month

By |2024-07-09T11:20:25-05:00July 9th, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Asia, Asian Pacific, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business and the Environment, Business Case for Cross-Cultural Training, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, Customer Service Etiquette, diversity, Family time, Global, Global Celebrations, global competency, Global Traditions, Gracious Living, Hong Kong, Inclusion, India, Intercultural, intercultural competence, intercultural training case, International History, International Holidays, International Observances, International Protocol, Japan, Korea, Korean Celebrations, Language and Culture, Legends and Myths, Lifestyle, Malaysia, Myanmar, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Philippines, Relationship Building, Relationships, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Travel, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

South Asian Heritage Month By Sharon Schweitzer   South Asian Heritage Month is held annually from July 18th to August 17th to honor, recognize, and appreciate South Asian history and culture, as well as to comprehend the rich cultural legacy of countries and South Asia. It is also to better comprehend the various heritage of [...]

National Koi Day

By |2024-07-07T09:43:33-05:00July 7th, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Asia, Asian Pacific, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business and the Environment, Business Case for Cross-Cultural Training, celebrations, China, Cross-Cultural, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, diversity, Environment, Family time, Festival, Global, Global Celebrations, global competency, Global Etiquette, Global Traditions, Hong Kong, Inclusion, Intercultural, intercultural competence, intercultural training case, International History, International Holidays, International Observances, International Protocol, Japan, Korea, Korean Celebrations, Language and Culture, Legends and Myths, Lifestyle, Malaysia, Myanmar, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Philippines, Self-Awareness, Singapore, Social Etiquette, South Korea, Thailand, Travel, United States, US Observances|

National Koi Day By Sharon Schweitzer   National Koi Day celebrates the Japanese Koi fish and brings attention to the exotic beauty of the fish. As a symbol of courage, patience, perseverance, and strength, the Koi fish has been celebrated in the Japanese culture for centuries. The word "koi" comes from nishiki-goi, which means colored [...]

National Culture Consciousness Week

By |2024-07-02T09:01:26-05:00July 2nd, 2024|'France, Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Asia, Asian Pacific, avoiding international blunders, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business Case for Cross-Cultural Training, Business Etiquette, Central America, Colombia, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, diversity, Earth, Europe, France, Germany, Global, Global Celebrations, global competency, Global Etiquette, Global Traditions, Gracious Living, Greece, Inclusion, Intercultural, intercultural competence, intercultural training case, International History, International Holidays, International Observances, International Protocol, Italy, Japan, Korea, Korean Celebrations, Language and Culture, Legends and Myths, Lifestyle, Middle East, Middle East Culture, Modern Manners, Muslim Culture and Traditions, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Philippines, Relationship Building, Relationships, Religious Celebrations, Self-Awareness, Singapore, Social Etiquette, South Africa, South America, South Korea, Spain, Travel, Traveling Etiquette, United States, US Observances|

National Culture Consciousness Week By Sharon Schweitzer   “Culture is one of the two or three most complicated words in the English language,” (Raymond Williams, 1976, pg. 87).  Culture does not consist of just one set description or definition. It is a concept that varies from one person to the next. Culture can be as [...]

International Sushi Day

By |2024-06-18T08:36:31-05:00June 18th, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Asia, Asian Pacific, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business and the Environment, celebrations, Chinese Culture, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Cultural Significance of Food, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, Dining, Global, Global Celebrations, Global Traditions, Hong Kong, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International History, International Holidays, International Observances, International Toasts, Japan, Korea, Korean Celebrations, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Malaysia, Myanmar, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Singapore, Thailand, Travel, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

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 [...]

Cheng Ming Festival

By |2024-04-04T08:22:01-05:00April 4th, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Asia, Asian Pacific, celebrations, China, Chinese Culture, Chinese New Year, Cross-Cultural, Culture, diversity, Festival, Global Celebrations, Global Traditions, Hong Kong, Inclusion, Intercultural, International History, International Holidays, International Observances, Japan, Korea, Korean Celebrations, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Malaysia, Myanmar, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Philippines, Religious Celebrations, Singapore, Thailand, United States, US Observances|

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 [...]

Chuseok: How to Celebrate the Korean Way

By |2018-10-11T14:54:19-05:00September 17th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Asia, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Global Celebrations, global competency, Global Traditions, Holiday Season, International Holidays, Korea, Korean Celebrations, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, South Korea|

If your business travels in early October take you to Korea, knowledge of the following Chuseok customs will prepare you to engage in intelligent conversation about this traditional harvest festival.

Hangul Day: Three Reasons To Learn The Korean Language

By |2018-10-11T14:54:40-05:00October 9th, 2017|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Global Celebrations, global competency, Intercultural, Korea, Korean Celebrations, Language and Culture, Observances - Monthly & Daily, October celebrations|

October 9 is Hangul Day, a national Korean holiday commemorating the creation of the Korean alphabet by 15th century monarch, Sejong the Great.

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