US Observances

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 [...]

National Clean off your desk Day: 10 Tips for a Tidy Workspace

By |2019-01-10T11:40:26-06:00January 9th, 2019|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, Goals, Holiday Season, Lifestyle, Self-Awareness, US Observances, Workplace Etiquette|

The Desk of Success by Pexels  From stained coffee mugs to document stacks, your office space can quickly become cluttered. When you return to the office bright and early January 14th, create momentum with an organized workspace. On the second Monday of January each year join fellow professionals across the U.S. for [...]

National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

By |2019-02-03T15:22:03-06:00January 8th, 2019|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business and the Environment, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, global competency, Goals, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International History, International Observances, International Travel Tips, Language and Culture, Legends and Myths, Lifestyle, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Self-Awareness, SXSW, Travel, United States, US Observances|

Afterglow by Pexels What You Need to Know on Human Trafficking Awareness Day When I learned that human trafficking occurs in Austin during SXSW I was stunned. How could this happen in our Texas city? Yes, our population has increased dramatically, yet I associated this problem with sprawling, urban metropolitan areas. I [...]

Winter Solstice

By |2018-12-12T12:08:22-06:00December 20th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Cross-Cultural, Global Traditions, Holiday Season, International History, Lifestyle, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Travel, US Observances|

Frost Sphere by Pexels Winter is celebrated worldwide with holidays linked to religion, philosophy, traditions, and the solstice. We’ve recently examined a number of Christmas customs including Czech, Colombia, and Germany. We’ve explained Advent, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa. Today we share thoughts about the Winter Solstice. What is solstice? Solstice is a staying [...]

National Tie Month

By |2018-12-11T09:14:46-06:00December 13th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Black and White Tie, Culture and Commercialism, Global Traditions, Office Culture, US Observances|

Suave Tie by Pexels If you work in an office, travel for business, work in banking or the legal industries, there’s a strong chance that you or a colleague wears a necktie. Did you know that December also serves to celebrate National Tie Month?  This isn’t a holiday just for the fellas, [...]

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 [...]

3 Tips for Inspirational Role Models Month

By |2018-11-07T18:39:47-06:00November 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 |2018-11-02T13:49:45-05:00November 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 |2018-10-22T10:54:59-05:00November 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 |2018-10-11T14:54:21-05:00June 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 [...]

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