Observances – Monthly & Daily

International Day of Peace

By |2023-09-21T15:36:25-05:00September 21st, 2023|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Cross-Cultural, Intercultural, International History, Observances - Monthly & Daily, U.S. Holidays, United States|

International Day of Peace By Sharon Schweitzer The International Day of Peace, September 21st, was established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly. Two decades later, in 2001, the General Assembly unanimously voted to designate the Day as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and [...]

Hispanic Heritage Month

By |2023-09-15T12:15:12-05:00September 15th, 2023|Brazil, Central America, Cross-Cultural, Cuba, diversity, Global Celebrations, Inclusion, Intercultural, International Observances, Language and Culture, Mexico, Observances - Monthly & Daily, South America, Spain, U.S. Holidays, United States|

Hispanic Heritage Month By Sharon Schweitzer Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval [...]

Celebrating National Rice Month

By |2023-09-13T14:37:09-05:00September 13th, 2023|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Asia, Asian Pacific, China, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Dining, Global Celebrations, Hong Kong, India, International Holidays, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United States|

Celebrating National Rice Month By Sharon Schweitzer The history of National Rice Month which is celebrated in September, started in 1991, when President George H.W. Bush designated the month as such. The president and the United States Rice Federation came to an agreement to celebrate and recognize the usage of the grain in our daily [...]

United Nations South-South-Cooperation

By |2023-09-12T12:10:41-05:00September 12th, 2023|Africa, Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business and the Environment, Cross-Cultural, Global, Global Celebrations, Inclusion, Observances - Monthly & Daily|

United Nations South-South-Cooperation Day By Sharon Schweitzer This year’s theme for the United Nations Day is “Solidarity, Equity and Partnership: Unlocking South-South Cooperation to Achieve the SDGs”. The UN history of South-South cooperation dates back to 1949 with the establishment of the first UN technical aid programme by the Economic and Social Council and the [...]

11 Ways to Honor our Veterans in 2021

By |2021-11-11T08:28:30-06:00November 10th, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Observances - Monthly & Daily, U.S. Holidays, United States|

Theodore Schweitzer - Photo by: United States Navy In the United States, on November 11th, our country honors the people who are actively serving or who have served our nation in the military. For 21 years my father, Ted Schweitzer served in the U.S. Navy. He retired in Virginia Beach, Virginia at Oceana [...]

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 [...]

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