U.S. Holidays

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

National Grammar Day

By |2024-03-12T14:09:32-05:00March 4th, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, avoiding international blunders, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Global, global competency, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International History, International Holidays, International Observances, Language and Culture, Observances - Monthly & Daily, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

National Grammar Day   By Sharon Schweitzer National Grammar Day is observed across the United States each year on March 4th. The observance encourages the use of correct grammar in both verbal and written language.  Grammar is a vital part of communication, as the inclusion or exclusion of certain grammatical elements can completely change the [...]

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 [...]

National Leadership Day

By |2024-03-12T14:12:44-05:00February 20th, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, Earth, Environment, Global, global competency, Goals, Inclusion, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International Observances, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Quality time, Relationship Building, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Strategic Planning, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances, Volunteering & Mentoring|

National Leadership Day By  Sharon Schweitzer   National Leadership Day is set aside to acknowledge the power of leadership. Every year, on February 20th, we recognize the impact that leaders make in people's lives as they seek to develop themselves and others. The Maxwell Leadership Enterprise founded National Leadership Day in 2021 to recognize what [...]

Black History Month

By |2024-03-12T14:18:10-05:00February 8th, 2024|Africa, Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Cross-Cultural, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, diversity, Global Celebrations, global competency, Gracious Living, Inclusion, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International History, International Observances, Language and Culture, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Relationship Building, South Africa, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances, Zimbabwe|

Black History Month By Sharon Schweitzer   Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Also known as African American History Month, the event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other [...]

International Networking Week

By |2024-03-12T14:18:50-05:00February 5th, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business and the Environment, Career Tips, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, diversity, Global Celebrations, global competency, Goals, Inclusion, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International Holidays, International Observances, Modern Manners, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Relationship Building, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Strategic Planning, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances, Volunteering & Mentoring, Women in Business, Workplace Diversity|

International Networking Week By Sharon Schweitzer International Networking Week is celebrated annually in different countries for a week in the first week of February to bring business professionals together and share their experiences. This year, it is celebrated from February 5th to 11th. The initiative was a brainchild of Business Networking International® (BNI®). This year [...]

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