Politics

Quiz: What your friends want you to know about Presidents’ Day in the U.S

By |2019-02-03T15:46:35+00:00February 12th, 2019|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, celebrations, Politics, Quiz, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

  Four Former Presidents by Whitehouse.gov If you are living and working in the U.S.A., it’s important to know about our national holidays. When we visit other countries, it is always fascinating to learn about other cultures. In the U.S., Presidents’ Day was originally known as Washington Day and celebrated on February 22 [...]

4 Ways to Honor Martin Luther King

By |2019-01-10T16:02:47+00:00January 15th, 2019|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, celebrations, Culture, International History, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Politics, Relationship Building, US Observances|

Martin Luther King Jr. Speech by NPS.Gov  In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., January 21st is a significant day for U.S. Americans. This is due to its struggle toward civil rights and vision of a country free from discrimination and oppression. Dr. King’s courageous stance against systemic racism made him [...]

6 Tips for Graciously Navigating Politics at Thanksgiving

By |2018-10-11T14:54:36+00:00November 4th, 2017|Culture, Dining, Gracious Living, Holiday Parties, Holiday Season, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Politics, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

Flashbacks of Aunt Sally and Grandpa Ben’s political brawl last year have haunted you all week. These 6 tips will keep the evening running as smoothly as gravy.

Celebrating Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Day

By |2018-10-11T14:54:47+00:00June 29th, 2017|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Asia, China, Chinese Culture, Cross-Cultural, Global Traditions, Hong Kong, Intercultural, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Politics|

Handover Day is also a time of social activism, with thousands of citizens gathering to rally for their rights. Originally organized by the Civil Human Rights Front, the causes behind this yearly march have been numerous, but the overarching theme is universal suffrage.

Japan & U.S. Remembrance and Reconciliation: 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

By |2018-10-11T14:55:01+00:00December 7th, 2016|Bridging the Cultural Divide, Lifestyle, Politics, U.S. Holidays, United States|

As we raise our flags to half-mast on Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, let us remember those who have died, and learn from the examples of empathy and reconciliation set by President Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Abe.

Building Bridges to Heal the Nation

By |2018-10-11T14:55:03+00:00November 16th, 2016|Cross-Cultural, Lifestyle, Politics, United States|

A week after the results were announced, the United States is still wracked by harrowing division, and vitriolic debate that had outlasted the polling booth. Some view this as a systemic correction, an aberration, and a reason for uncertainty about our nation’s future.