US Observances

The Tradition of Christian Advent Explained

By |2018-12-04T11:56:58+00:00December 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 [...]

3 Tips for Inspirational Role Models Month

By |2018-11-07T18:39:47+00:00November 8th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Culture, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances, Women in Business|

Maya Angelou by Zennie Abraham on flikr First created in 2005, Inspirational Role Models the entire month of November is dedicated to those who inspire us with their remarkable deeds. What are some ways for you to be an inspirational role model? Think about the following 3 characteristics: Be a Good [...]

The Beauty of Native: Celebrating Native American Heritage Month

By |2018-11-02T13:49:45+00:00November 2nd, 2018|Culture, Relationship Building, Social Etiquette, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

Spirit Of The Buffalo Pow Wow by Walter on Flikr “Without your language or your land, you are not who you say you are.”                                                         [...]

10 Ways to Honor Our Veterans 2018

By |2018-10-22T10:54:59+00:00November 1st, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Lifestyle, Relationship Building, Relationships, Social Etiquette, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

Theodore Schweitzer Navy Photo by Sharon Schweitzer Our nation comes together on November 11 to remember the men and women who have served or are actively serving our country. My father Theodore L. Schweitzer served in the U.S. Navy for 21 years, retiring from Oceana Naval Air Station, Virginia Beach, Virginia, U.S.A. [...]

July 4th U.S. Culture Quiz

By |2018-10-11T14:54:21+00:00June 26th, 2018|Cross-Cultural, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, Quiz, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

Fireworks detonate above Mount Rushmore National Memorial, July 3. Approximately 30,000 people came to the memorial for the Independence Day Celebration. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Marc I. Lane) From launching fireworks, to poolside fun, and firing-up the grill with family, the Fourth of July is filled with beloved traditions for [...]

Modern Manners 2018 Father’s Day

By |2018-10-11T14:54:21+00:00June 11th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Observances - Monthly & Daily, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

On June 17, 2018, families across the U.S. will gather to celebrate fathers who teach, guide, and lead with love. Celebrations can range from a simple family picnic, to an elaborate outing, to his favorite weekend getaway, as long as they show Dad the appreciation he deserves. Whether you choose to celebrate Dad [...]

National Etiquette Week: Deleting Digital Distractions

By |2018-10-11T14:54:22+00:00May 14th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Lifestyle, Millennials, Modern Manners, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Social Etiquette, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

  While the dangers of talking on the phone at the wheel are well-known, there’s a new cell phone hazard catching unwary users off guard. According a study by Stony Brook University, those who text while walking are 60 percent more likely to veer off route than non-texters, a phenomenon which may be contributing to [...]

U.S. Memorial Day Culture Quiz 2018

By |2018-10-11T14:54:23+00:00May 11th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Quiz, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

As wildflowers burst into bloom and the temperatures warm up, U.S. Americans prepare to celebrate an important holiday in U.S. culture, Memorial Day. While many look forward to this holiday as it represents the start of summer and a three-day weekend, do you know the true meaning, culture, and history of Memorial Day? Find out [...]

Celebration and Recognition: Modern Manners for an Authentic Memorial Day

By |2018-10-11T14:54:23+00:00May 9th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Holiday Parties, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

Memorial Day brings U.S. Americans together for a day of reflection as we honor those who gave their lives for our freedom. First initiated to remember fallen Union soldiers, Memorial Day became a national holiday after World War I, honoring all who died while defending our nation and its values. Though historically a solemn holiday, [...]

National Etiquette Week: Phasing Out Phubbing

By |2018-10-11T14:54:23+00:00May 8th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Lifestyle, Millennials, Modern Manners, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Phone Etiquette and Protocol, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, Technology/Gear, U.S. Holidays, US Observances|

From social media sound-offs and flash news updates, to texts and live streams, our screens tend to attract more of our attention than the offline world. The information age offers incredible opportunities to stay connected and up to date. What happens when our digital devices overtake our real-life interactions? It turns out that there’s a [...]

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