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National Culture Consciousness Week

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National Culture Consciousness Week By Sharon Schweitzer   “Culture is one of the two or three most complicated words in the English language,” (Raymond Williams, 1976, pg. 87).  Culture does not consist of just one set description or definition. It is a concept that varies from one person to the next. Culture can be as [...]

Cheng Ming Festival

By |2024-04-04T08:22:01-05:00April 4th, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Asia, Asian Pacific, celebrations, China, Chinese Culture, Chinese New Year, Cross-Cultural, Culture, diversity, Festival, Global Celebrations, Global Traditions, Hong Kong, Inclusion, Intercultural, International History, International Holidays, International Observances, Japan, Korea, Korean Celebrations, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Malaysia, Myanmar, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Philippines, Religious Celebrations, Singapore, Thailand, United States, US Observances|

Cheng Ming Festival   By Sharon Schweitzer The Ching Ming Festival, also known as Qingming (清明节), is a Chinese custom celebrated worldwide by people of many Asian cultures. Sometimes called Tomb Sweeping Day or the Pure Brightness Festival (pure brightness is the English translation of Qingming), it's an annual event to remember and honor ancestors [...]

Ramadan

By |2024-03-12T09:44:49-05:00March 12th, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Bridging the Cultural Divide, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, Global, Global Celebrations, global competency, Global Traditions, Intercultural, intercultural competence, Interfaith, International Holidays, International Observances, International Protocol, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Middle East, Middle East Culture, Modern Manners, Muslim Culture and Traditions, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Ramadan, Religious Celebrations, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

5 Intercultural Business Tips for the Holy Month of Ramadan 2024 Approximate 2024 U.S. Ramadan dates: the evening of Sunday, March 10, until the evening of Tuesday, April 9 This May, Muslims worldwide share in fasting, festive dinners, and faith. Ramadan is crucial to Islam, so we share key information that will be helpful when [...]

5 Customary Yom Kippur Practices

By |2021-09-14T11:30:29-05:00September 14th, 2021|Cross-Cultural, Culture, Religious Celebrations|

Image by falco from Pixabay Yom Kippur, also known as the Day of Atonement, is the most significant holiday in Judaism. It is a day when the Jewish people ask forgiveness for the wrongs they have committed over the past year. It is the holiest day of the year and is traditionally observed [...]

4 Rosh Hashanah Customs and Traditions

By |2021-09-04T22:24:35-05:00September 5th, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Culture, Religious Celebrations|

Photo by ROMAN ODINTSOV from Pexels Rosh Hashanah, meaning "head of the year" or “first of the year” in Hebrew, is the celebration of the Jewish New Year. Rosh Hashanah is the first day of the Jewish High Holidays leading up to the most significant holiday, Yom Kippur, also known as the Day [...]

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), [...]

Christian Advent Traditions Explained

By |2020-12-02T10:26:18-06:00December 2nd, 2020|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Global, Global Celebrations, Holiday Season, Intercultural, Interfaith, International Holidays, International Observances, Religious Celebrations, US Observances|

By Jonathan Schops Advent, in the Christian church calendar, is the preparation period for two things: the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ at Christmas, and the second coming of Christ. Christian Advent: Advent translates to ‘coming’ in Latin. It is a Christian countdown to the days until Christmas to symbolically honor the coming of Jesus Christ [...]

Passover: How to Be The Best Guest at a Seder

By |2019-04-09T16:06:09-05:00April 10th, 2019|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Hosting duties, Interfaith, International Observances, Lifestyle, Religious Celebrations, Self-Awareness|

Passover Candles by Pixabay It is that time of year again, the temperature starts rising, flowers start blooming and that only means two things, Spring and Passover are right around the corner. If you’re like most people attending their first Seder, you may have some culture questions about the customs and what [...]

4 Cultural Tips for National Religious Freedom Day

By |2019-01-10T11:41:23-06:00January 10th, 2019|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Cross-Cultural, Religious Celebrations, US Observances|

  Monk by Pexels  Wednesday, January 16th marks the 233rd anniversary of the legal formalization of religious freedom in the United States of America. National Religious Freedom Day celebrates and honors an essential freedom in U.S. society. This day is strongly promoted in schools and universities to teach students, parents, and professors [...]

The Tradition of Christian Advent Explained

By |2018-12-04T11:56:58-06:00December 5th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Cross-Cultural, Holiday Season, Lifestyle, Religious Celebrations, US Observances|

Advent Wreath by flikr What is Christian Advent? Advent, a word that translates to 'coming' in Latin, is a Christian countdown to the days until Christmas to symbolically honor the coming of Jesus Christ and his birth into the world. While the adults lead prayer, light candles, and arrange time with one [...]

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