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National Literature Month

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National Literature Month By Sharon Schweitzer   The National Commission for Culture and Arts (NCCA), alongside Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) and National Book Development Board – Philippines, will lead the celebration of National Literature Month this April with the theme, “Ang Panitikan at Kapayapaan.” Former President Benigno “Ninoy” S. Aquino III signed Proclamation No. [...]

Universal Day of Culture

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Universal Day of Culture   By Sharon Schweitzer   Universal Day of Culture is the product of an international pact to ratify a legal recognition of the conservation of cultural objects and works of art. Known as the Treaty on the Protection of Artistic and Scientific Institutions and Historic Monuments, or the Roerich Pact, it [...]

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

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 [...]

Multicultural Communications Month

By |2024-04-02T08:13:35-05:00April 2nd, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, avoiding international blunders, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business and the Environment, Business Etiquette, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, diversity, Earth, Global, Global Celebrations, global competency, Global Traditions, Gracious Living, Hosting International Visitors, Intercultural, intercultural competence, intercultural training case, International History, International Holidays, International Observances, Lifestyle, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Relationship Building, Relationships, Travel, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances, Workplace Diversity|

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 [...]

Non-Traditional Career Opportunities For Law Graduates

By |2024-03-29T11:19:00-05:00March 29th, 2024|Business and the Environment, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, Cultural Snapshot, Culture and Commercialism, Global, global competency, Goals, Graduation, Intercultural, intercultural competence, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Networking, Office Culture, Relationship Building, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, United States, University Students, Workplace Diversity|

Non-Traditional  Career Opportunities For Law Graduates   By Sharon Schweitzer While a Juris Doctor (JD) degree awarded by law schools is a mandatory step toward becoming a licensed attorney, a law degree provides tremendous value beyond direct preparation for legal careers. As you undertake law school studies, you will spend a great deal of time [...]

Seven Stellar Slovak Women

By |2024-03-18T09:52:19-05:00March 18th, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business and the Environment, Cross-Cultural, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, Czech Republic, diversity, Europe, Global, global competency, Goals, Intercultural, International History, International Protocol, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Medical Attire and Professionalism, Politics, Relationship Building, Translation, United States, Women in Business, Women in the Workforce|

Seven Stellar Slovak Women   By Sharon Schweitzer Continuing on the topic of Women's History Month, here is a glimpse of seven spectacular Slovak women that changed history.  Elena Marothy-Soltesova (the first feminist)-was a Slovak writer and editor. She was also a leading figure in the women's movement in Slovakia. She served as chair of [...]

How to Have a Successful Conversation

By |2024-03-13T10:00:03-05:00March 13th, 2024|avoiding international blunders, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business and the Environment, Business Etiquette, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, Environment, global competency, Global Etiquette, Intercultural, intercultural competence, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Phone Etiquette and Protocol, Relationship Building|

How to Have a Successful Conversation   By Sharon Schweitzer   4 Keys to a Successful Outcome The lion’s share of the work in any conflict conversation is work self-reflection Even when the conversation begins smoothly, Regardless of how well the conversation begins, remain calm and cool. This is where your power lies.   #1: [...]

Ramadan

By |2024-03-12T09:44:49-05:00March 12th, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Bridging the Cultural Divide, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, Global, Global Celebrations, global competency, Global Traditions, Intercultural, intercultural competence, Interfaith, International Holidays, International Observances, International Protocol, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Middle East, Middle East Culture, Modern Manners, Muslim Culture and Traditions, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Ramadan, Religious Celebrations, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

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 [...]

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