cross-cultural celebrations

The Unique Traditions behind Christmas in the Czech Republic

By |2018-12-06T17:04:50-06:00December 7th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, celebrations, Culture, Czech Republic, Intercultural, International Holidays, Lifestyle, Self-Awareness|

Christmas in Prague by Beata Dudová The beautiful country of the Czech Republic, (also known more recently as Czechia), is located in central Europe. It is recognized worldwide as the most castle-rich country in Europe, for its Pilsner beer, and its medieval landscapes. Notable people born in the Czech Republic include Martina [...]

Tips for Observing Universal Human Rights Month

By |2018-12-03T16:47:05-06:00December 4th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Global Etiquette, Gracious Living, Holiday Season, International Protocol, Lifestyle, Relationships, Self-Awareness|

Life in Color “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.”                                       [...]

8 Tips for a Gracious Thanksgiving

By |2018-11-14T13:41:19-06:00November 15th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Culture, Lifestyle, Relationships, U.S. Holidays, United States|

Multicultural Table Setting by Pexels Worldwide, the concept of “graciousness” exists in different cultures. What does it mean? Within Chinese philosophy, when the heart feels empathy (in particular for the oppressed) a person has been touched by grace. In ancient Greek and Roman mythology, graciousness is explained in the form of the Three [...]

How Not to Act Like an Idiot at the Office Holiday Party

By |2018-11-12T19:39:17-06:00November 13th, 2018|Business Etiquette, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Intercultural, Lifestyle, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, Workplace Etiquette|

Holiday Cheers by Pexels Are you up for a promotion? At the very least, excess celebration and etiquette mistakes can become fodder for next day stories and eventually legend for future parties. Avoid excess celebration and etiquette mistakes that become juicy gossip for the next day and eventually a legend for future [...]

4 Global Halloween Celebrations Explained

By |2018-10-25T10:04:18-05:00October 25th, 2018|celebrations, China, Chinese Culture, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Holiday Season, Intercultural, International Holidays, Ireland, Travel|

Chinese Halloween by Jonathan Kos-Read on flikr Many people worldwide cherish fond memories of childhood Halloween, which is celebrated differently worldwide. In the U.S. on this day revelers have the opportunity to put on a costume and become a princess or an astronaut, and light candies that parents normally prohibit. What about [...]

World Day for Cultural Diversity

By |2018-10-11T14:54:50-05:00May 18th, 2017|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business Case for Cross-Cultural Training, Cross-Cultural, global competency, International Protocol, Relationship Building|

In honor of World Day for Cultural Diversity, we are sharing a chart and short summary of how the European Diversity Charter adoptees are taking steps toward more inclusive and intercultural workplaces.

Mysterious Myanmar’s 69th Independence Day: 4 Fascinating Facts

By |2018-10-11T14:55:00-05:00January 1st, 2017|Burma, Cross-Cultural, Myanmar|

These four insights give us a glimpse into Myanmar’s vibrant culture and their path towards independence. As Myanmar moves towards a new era of democracy, progress, and peace, the Burmese celebrate January 4th as a landmark moment in their country’s rich history.