Religious Celebrations

The Ghost Gala: Obon Festival

By |2018-10-11T14:54:20+00:00August 10th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business and the Environment, Business Etiquette, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Gala Etiquette, gift-giving, Global Celebrations, Global Traditions, Holiday Parties, Holiday Season, Intercultural, International Holidays, International Travel Tips, Japan, Language and Culture, Legends and Myths, Lifestyle, Relationship Building, Relationships, Religious Celebrations, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, Travel|

The Obon (or Bon) Festival, widely known as the Festival of Souls, commences on August 13th and ends on August 16th this year. This annual Japanese Buddhist three-day festival is dedicated to celebrating Japanese family heritage. The origin begins with a disciple of Buddha, Mokuren (Maha Maudgalyayana), who used his powers to peer [...]

Gifts and Goodwill: Your 2017 Holiday Gift-Giving Guide

By |2018-10-11T14:54:32+00:00December 7th, 2017|Business Etiquette, Global Etiquette, Gracious Living, Holiday Parties, Holiday Season, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Relationship Building, Religious Celebrations, U.S. Holidays, US Observances|

This holiday season, consider these 8 tips for a thoughtful and successful experience.

Navigating the Holiday Season with Your Significant Other

By |2018-10-11T14:54:34+00:00November 20th, 2017|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Cross-Cultural, Culture, gift-giving, Global Traditions, Gracious Living, Holiday Parties, Holiday Season, Lifestyle, Millennials, Modern Manners, Relationship Building, Relationships, Religious Celebrations, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, Wine Etiquette, Workplace Etiquette|

There may be no specific right or wrong way for families to spend the holidays together, but there could be better ways for you to approach holiday traditions and expectations.

6 Holiday Tips for Graciously Visiting Both Families

By |2018-10-11T14:54:34+00:00November 16th, 2017|gift-giving, Global Celebrations, global competency, Global Traditions, Gracious Living, Holiday Parties, Holiday Season, Lifestyle, Millennials, Modern Manners, Relationship Building, Relationships, Religious Celebrations, Self-Awareness|

6 Holiday Tips for Graciously Visiting Both Families

Diwali’s Dimming Consumerism

By |2018-10-11T14:54:39+00:00October 16th, 2017|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Cross-Cultural, Culture and Commercialism, Global Celebrations, global competency, Global Etiquette, Gracious Living, Intercultural, Religious Celebrations|

While Diwali may have marked a great start for businesses in previous years, a change in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) could mean a shift in celebrations.

Passover Etiquette: Observing Seder

By |2018-10-11T14:54:54+00:00April 10th, 2017|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Cross-Cultural, Dining, Global Traditions, Gracious Living, International Holidays, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Religious Celebrations|

8 insights for first-time Seder guests to navigate this ritual meal and embrace this Jewish experience.

St. Patrick’s Day Traditions Around the World

By |2018-10-11T14:54:56+00:00March 3rd, 2017|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Asia, Australia, Cross-Cultural, Europe, Global Celebrations, Global Traditions, International Holidays, Religious Celebrations|

Today, there are hundreds of celebrations held around the world in the spirit of conviviality and Irish tradition. Learn more about how world cultures have come to celebrate this festive holiday.

Sambas, Masquerade Balls, & Krewes: How 3 Popular Destinations Celebrate Mardi Gras

By |2018-10-11T14:54:57+00:00February 21st, 2017|Brazil, Culture, Europe, Global Celebrations, Italy, Lifestyle, Religious Celebrations, South America, Travel, United States|

What is Fat Tuesday & How do Global Celebrations Vary