U.S. Holidays

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 [...]

Book Publishers Day

By |2024-01-16T11:09:24-06:00January 16th, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Author Reviews and Profiles, Career Tips, China, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, Global, Global Celebrations, global competency, Goals, Intercultural, International History, International Observances, Language and Culture, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Self-Awareness, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

Book Publishers Day By Sharon Schweitzer Book Publishers Day is an annual celebration to recognize and appreciate the hard work and dedication of book publishers. It is a day to honor those who bring books to life by editing, designing, printing, and distributing them for readers. It was first celebrated on January 16th, 2020, with [...]

National Clean-off Your Desk Day

By |2024-01-08T10:29:39-06:00January 8th, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Austin, Business and the Environment, Business Etiquette, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Global, Goals, intercultural competence, International Observances, Lifestyle, Millennials, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Self-Awareness, Stress, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances, Workplace Etiquette|

National Clean-off Your Desk Day By Sharon Schweitzer The organized clean-enthusiast who started this celebration is Anne Moeller in Clio, Michigan. Celebrated on the second Monday of January, it is likely that this holiday is the result of the cluttered desktops pre and post the Christmas season and New Year.  This day is an opportunity [...]

International Mind-Body Wellness Day

By |2024-01-03T10:58:37-06:00January 3rd, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business and the Environment, celebrations, China, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Global, Global Celebrations, global competency, Goals, Holiday Season, Intercultural, International History, International Holidays, International Observances, Language and Culture, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Quality time, Self-Awareness, Stress, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

International Mind-Body Wellness Day   By Sharon Schweitzer   January 3rd is International Mind-Body Wellness Day, an opportunity to celebrate how a healthy mind and healthy emotions means a healthy body! The mind, body and soul connection plays an integral role in our overall health and well-being. Our emotions, purpose, spirituality, experiences, goals, beliefs, habits [...]

National Champagne Day

By |2023-12-30T12:27:50-06:00December 30th, 2023|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Cultural Significance of Food, Culture, Dining, France, Global, Global Celebrations, Global Etiquette, Global Traditions, Holiday Parties, Holiday Season, Intercultural, International History, International Holidays, International Observances, International Protocol, International Toasts, Language and Culture, Observances - Monthly & Daily, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

National Champagne Day By  Sharon Schweitzer   Champagne is more than just a drink; it’s a symbol of life’s victories, milestones, and the promise of new beginnings. National Champagne Day, observed annually on December 31st, is a delightful occasion dedicated to the world-renowned sparkling wine known as champagne. It’s a day to indulge in the [...]

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