Observances – Monthly & Daily

4 Tips for National Back to School Prep Day 2021

By |2021-08-11T23:09:03-05:00August 12th, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Observances - Monthly & Daily|

Photo by August de Richelieu from Pexels Today Mindy Hofman Hersh returns again as our guest blogger. Mindy is the mother of a 7-year-old girl and two fur babies in Austin and looks forward to sharing back-to-school tips with our readers. National Back To School Prep Day is celebrated annually on August 15th. It’s a [...]

Celebrating National Sisters Day 2021

By |2021-08-01T12:12:57-05:00August 1st, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, celebrations, Family time, Observances - Monthly & Daily|

Image by Sharon Schweitzer (left) with her sister Lisa (right) and her parents in Tampa, Florida Your sister may be your twin, triplet, complete opposite, or a mix of something else! People say you look alike, but you don’t see it. You may have the same preferences or none in common. Your mom [...]

NATIONAL GIRLFRIEND DAY 2021: How to Celebrate the Women we Cherish

By |2021-08-02T14:36:58-05:00August 1st, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, celebrations, Observances - Monthly & Daily|

Image: Sharon Schweitzer & girlfriends, Commodore Perry Estate Auberge Resorts, Austin, Texas "We should always have three friends in our lives – one who walks ahead who we look up to and follow; one who walks beside us, who is with us every step of our journey; and then, one who we reach [...]

International Day of Friendship 2021

By |2021-07-30T11:19:40-05:00July 30th, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, International Observances, Observances - Monthly & Daily|

Image by Sharon Schweitzer, Women & Their Work Art Museum, with Amber Gunst & Teresa Lautenheiser July 2021 We exist in a tough world and it seems to be growing tougher every year. We hear all too often about mistrust, malnutrition, malcontents, and misery. So, it’s a blessing to have the opportunity to [...]

6 Tips for Civility in the Workplace 2021

By |2021-06-23T18:50:31-05:00May 5th, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Cross-Cultural, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Workplace Etiquette|

Image: stock.adobe.com By Prostock-studio From cliquish colleagues to bullying bosses, work can be uncivil at times. Even in the age of Zoom meetings and virtual calls, interactions can drip with pettiness or be downright uncivil. Whether you need to improve your own behavior or want to better respond to your colleagues, all of us can [...]

Celebrating Women’s History Month: Australia Quiz

By |2021-03-22T11:17:37-05:00March 29th, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Politics, Quiz|

Image Source: Flickr.com Record setting pilot Maude Bonney of Queensland In honor of National Women’s History Month, our final quiz focuses on a continent that is home to many prominent women who have demonstrated success in a myriad of ways.  Australia not only has beautiful scenery and beaches, but also brilliant, independent women that have [...]

Celebrating Women’s History Month: European Quiz

By |2021-03-22T11:12:57-05:00March 22nd, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Politics, Quiz|

Image Credit: commons.wikimedia.org Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister of England (now the United Kingdom)  How much do you know about successful women in the United Kingdom and Europe? This diverse region has made remarkable progress over the past century to establish gender equality and women’s rights. Several prominent organizations seek to promote female empowerment, including the [...]

Colombian Christmas Customs Celebrated by a Colombian Millennial

By |2020-12-18T14:23:31-06:00December 18th, 2020|Colombia, Cross-Cultural, Cultural Significance of Food, Global, Global Traditions, Intercultural, Interfaith, International Holidays, International Observances, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Travel|

Handmade Hammocks from Villa de Leyva, Colombia Photo by Sophie Echeverry Today we are delighted to feature Sophie Echeverry, a guest blogger studying and living in Geneva, Switzerland. Sophie was born and raised in Bogota, Colombia. “Day of the Little Candles”: Translated to el dia de las velitas and celebrated on December 7, this day brings the formal start [...]

Unique Czech Christmas Traditions

By |2020-12-08T18:51:39-06:00December 8th, 2020|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Festival, Holiday Parties, Holiday Season, Intercultural, International Holidays, International Observances, Language and Culture, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Religious Celebrations, U.S. Holidays, US Observances|

Joza Upraka Exhibit at National Gallery 2011 The Czech Republic is recognized worldwide as Europe’s most castle-rich country, for its beautiful medieval landscapes, and also for its highest consumption of beer per capita. In addition, notable Czech-born people include Martina Navratilova and Ivan Lendl (tennis pros), Milos Forman (film director), Sigmund Freud (psychologist), [...]

Tips for National Handwashing Awareness Week

By |2020-12-02T10:26:25-06:00December 2nd, 2020|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Modern Manners, Observances - Monthly & Daily|

December has arrived and so has National Handwashing Awareness Week! December is typically the  season for festivities, family, and fun. Even with muted celebrations during the pandemic, the last thing we want to partake in is sniffles, colds, the flu, or Covid-19. Sneezes, after all, are like mini hurricanes. A typical human sneeze exits the body [...]

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