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International Earth Day/Keep America Beautiful Month

By |2024-04-19T10:25:37-05:00April 19th, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Bridging the Cultural Divide, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, diversity, Earth, Environment, Global, Global Celebrations, global competency, Goals, Gracious Living, Inclusion, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International History, International Holidays, International Observances, International Protocol, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Relationships, Self-Awareness, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances, Volunteering & Mentoring|

International Earth Day/Keep America Beautiful Month By Sharon Schweitzer   John McConnell, of Davis City, Iowa founded International Earth Day. It was initiated to make the inhabitants of our planet aware of their responsibility to care for the planet. This care includes environmental and natural resources. Everyone needs to take an active role, big or [...]

National Literature Month

By |2024-04-17T09:13:06-05:00April 17th, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Asian Pacific, Author Reviews and Profiles, book recommendations, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business and the Environment, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, diversity, Global, Global Celebrations, global competency, Global Traditions, Inclusion, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International History, International Holidays, International Observances, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Philippines, Relationships, Travel, Travel Book Recommendations, United States, US Observances|

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

By |2024-04-15T09:41:58-05:00April 15th, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business and the Environment, Cross-Cultural, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, diversity, Earth, Environment, Global, Global Celebrations, global competency, Global Traditions, Goals, Gracious Living, Inclusion, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International History, International Holidays, International Observances, Italy, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Relationship Building, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Spain, Travel, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

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

By |2024-04-10T10:11:05-05:00April 10th, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Author Reviews and Profiles, book recommendations, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business and the Environment, Career Tips, China, Cross-Cultural, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, diversity, Earth, Global, Global Celebrations, global competency, Goals, Inclusion, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International History, International Observances, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Mexico, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Uncategorized, United States, US Observances, Volunteering & Mentoring|

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

By |2024-04-08T10:11:01-05:00April 8th, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Austin, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business and the Environment, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, Earth, Environment, Family time, Global, Global Celebrations, global competency, Global Traditions, Goals, Gracious Living, Inclusion, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International History, International Observances, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Quality time, Relationship Building, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Stress, United States, US Observances, Volunteering & Mentoring|

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 [...]

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 [...]

Celebrating 5 Heroic Hungarian Women in 2024 

By |2024-03-26T09:10:40-05:00March 26th, 2024|Cross-Cultural, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, Europe, Global, Hungary, Hungary, Intercultural, International History, Language and Culture, Relationships, Women in Business, Women in the Workforce|

Celebrating 5 Heroic Hungarian Women in 2024    By Sharon Schweitzer, Polina Anastassieva As we close out our celebration of National Women’s History month, we share the stories of these talented Hungarian women. Blanka Teleki (1806-1862)                                        [...]

Mastering the Art of Conversation

By |2024-03-12T14:07:05-05:00March 11th, 2024|avoiding international blunders, Business and the Environment, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, Culture, global competency, Goals, Gracious Living, Intercultural, intercultural competence, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Relationship Building, Relationships, Self-Awareness|

Mastering the Art of Conversation   By Sharon Schweitzer Here are some tips in order for you to have a productive and positive conversation, regardless of what topic you are discussing. To begin, self reflect on what is my goal or purpose for the conversation? What do I hope to accomplish? What is an ideal [...]

Women’s History Month

By |2024-03-12T14:10:29-05:00March 1st, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Bridging the Cultural Divide, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Culture, diversity, Environment, Global Celebrations, global competency, Goals, Inclusion, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International History, International Holidays, International Observances, Language and Culture, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Relationship Building, Relationships, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances, Women in Business, Women in the Workforce|

Women’s History Month   By Sharon Schweitzer Women’s History Month began as a local celebration in Santa Rosa, California. The Education Task Force of the Sonoma County (California) Commission on the Status of Women planned and executed a “Women’s History Week” celebration in 1978. The organizers selected the week of March 8 to correspond with [...]

International Mother Language Day

By |2024-03-12T14:12:05-05:00February 21st, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business Case for Cross-Cultural Training, Business Etiquette, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, diversity, Global, global competency, Global Traditions, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International History, International Holidays, International Observances, Lifestyle, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Relationship Building, Relationships, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

International Mother Language Day   By Sharon Schweitzer   UNESCO first established International Mother Language in 1999. The first inaugural celebration was held in 2000. This annual commemoration began as a tribute to the Bengali Language Movement, which sought to recognize Bengali as the official language of modern-day Bangladesh. Historically, this region was considered part [...]

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