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World Hijab Day

By |2024-02-01T07:22:35-06:00February 1st, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Bridging the Cultural Divide, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, diversity, Global, Global Celebrations, global competency, Global Traditions, Inclusion, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International History, International Observances, Lifestyle, Middle East, Middle East Culture, Morocco, Muslim Culture and Traditions, Observances - Monthly & Daily, United States, US Observances|

World Hijab Day By Sharon Schweitzer Every year on February 1st, World Hijab Day recognizes the millions of Muslim women who choose to wear a hijab. It’s also a day to encourage women of all backgrounds and religions to wear and experience the hijab. A hijab is a type of headscarf that also covers the [...]

International Tea Day

By |2023-12-15T10:55:33-06:00December 15th, 2023|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Argentina, Asia, Asian Pacific, celebrations, China, Chinese Culture, Cross-Cultural, Cultural Significance of Food, Culture, Dining, Europe, Global, Global Celebrations, Global Traditions, Hong Kong, India, Intercultural, International History, International Holidays, International Observances, International Protocol, Japan, Korea, Language and Culture, Malaysia, Middle East, Myanmar, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Tea Etiquette, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

International Tea Day By Sharon Schweitzer Tea is a beverage made from the Camellia sinesis plant. Tea is the world’s most consumed drink, after water. It is believed that tea originated in northeast India, north Myanmar and southwest China, but the exact place where the plant first grew is not known. There is evidence that [...]

National Coffee Day

By |2023-09-29T13:51:40-05:00September 29th, 2023|Africa, Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business Etiquette, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, Dining, Global, Global Celebrations, Global Etiquette, Intercultural, International Holidays, International Observances, Lifestyle, Middle East, Middle East Culture, Observances - Monthly & Daily, South Africa, U.S. Holidays, US Observances|

National Coffee Day By Sharon Schweitzer and Polina Anastassieva Second only to oil, coffee is the most valuable legally traded commodity in the world. We love it, we rely on it, and we drink it in massive quantities. It is estimated that 2.25 billion cups of coffee are consumed each day worldwide. New Yorkers are [...]

Three Tips for Cross-Cultural Mastery in the UAE

By |2018-10-11T14:54:27-05:00March 28th, 2018|Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Culture, global competency, Intercultural, intercultural competence, Middle East, Middle East Culture|

As we discovered during our January visit, from the dazzling city of Dubai, to the buzzing metropolis of Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates is rapidly climbing the ranks of the global business ladder, and investors worldwide are taking note. According to the Institute of International Finance, FDI into the UAE jumped from 8.9 billion [...]

Global Valentine’s Day Celebrations

By |2018-10-11T14:54:29-05:00February 9th, 2018|Brazil, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Europe, Global Celebrations, Global Traditions, Holiday Season, Intercultural, International Holidays, Legends and Myths, Middle East, Middle East Culture, Muslim Culture and Traditions, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Relationships|

We’re familiar with the classic gift exchange on February 14 between couples in the U.S., but did you know nations worldwide celebrate Valentine’s Day with beloved traditions and unique twists? The following four countries have a unique Valentine Day origins, beliefs, and celebrations. Afghanistan Most regions of the Middle East discourage a celebration that may [...]

Arabic in the 2018 Business World: Three Reasons to Learn Arabic

By |2018-10-11T14:54:31-05:00December 13th, 2017|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business Case for Cross-Cultural Training, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Culture, global competency, Global Traditions, International Protocol, International Travel Tips, Language and Culture, Middle East, Middle East Culture, Relationship Building, Travel|

The U.N. Arabic Language Day is celebrated on Dec. 18 every year, the following 3 reasons will not only inform you, but encourage you to consider learning Arabic in 2018.

World Tourism Day: Making the Most of International Experiences

By |2018-10-11T14:54:42-05:00September 27th, 2017|Africa, Asia, Austin, Australia, Brazil, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Canada, Central America, China, Cross-Cultural, Cuba, Culture, Czech Republic, Europe, Finland, France, Germany, global competency, Gracious Living, Gulf City, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Middle East, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Philippines, South America, South Korea, Thailand, Travel, Travel Etiquette, Traveling Etiquette, United States, US Observances|

With so many destinations offering diverse cultural experiences, there’s no one-size-fits-all formula for making the most of international trips. Nevertheless, ensuring that you travel with an open mind and a desire to grow is the most important part of any itinerary. In honor of World Tourism Day on September 27, enjoy these four tips to maximize your cultural immersion and create lifelong memories.

Eid Al-Fitr: A Time for Celebration

By |2018-10-11T14:54:48-05:00June 20th, 2017|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, avoiding international blunders, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Gulf City, International Holidays, International Protocol, Middle East, Middle East Culture, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Ramadan, Wardrobe|

Although celebrations differ based on culture, the significance of Eid Al-Fitr remains constant across borders. Here are five fascinating festivities that are typically celebrated on Eid Al-Fitr!

5 Daydream Worth Spots: Celebrating National Tourism Week

By |2018-10-11T14:54:51-05:00May 2nd, 2017|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Asia, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Europe, France, Gracious Living, Lifestyle, Middle East, Observances - Monthly & Daily, US Observances|

In honor of National Tourism Week, May 7-13, we share travel tips for the 5 most visited destinations in 2016.

Celebrating World Day of Muslim Culture, Peace, Dialogue and Film

By |2018-10-11T14:54:56-05:00March 10th, 2017|Asia, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Cross-Cultural, Global Celebrations, Global Traditions, Gulf City, Middle East, Middle East Culture, Morocco, Muslim Culture and Traditions|

March 11 will mark seven year recognition of World Day of Muslim Culture, Peace, Dialogue and Film created by writer-producer Javaid Mohammed.

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