New Year’s

10 Traditional Taboos to Avoid During the Lunar New Year

By |2019-01-10T13:38:36-06:00January 24th, 2019|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, celebrations, Chinese Culture, Chinese New Year, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Festival, Holiday Season, International History, International Holidays, Travel|

Chinese New Year by youranwo on flikr  The Chinese Lunar New Year also known as the “Spring festival” (chunjie (春节)) starts the first day of the first month of the Chinese Lunar Calendar. In 2019, the Year of the Pig, the New Year begins on February 5th and is celebrated for a [...]

Exploring 4 Global Cultures for National Hot Tea Month

By |2019-01-04T10:09:33-06:00January 3rd, 2019|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Lifestyle, Travel|

Tea at Lanesborough Hotel by Sharon Schweitzer  Tea is the second most consumed liquid in the world, after water. So in honor of January kicking off the year as National Hot Tea month, we’ve explored global regions where tea is a fundamental part of culture. Read on to learn how tea has [...]

5 Tips on How To Maintain Your New Year’s Resolutions

By |2018-12-12T16:43:43-06:00December 26th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, celebrations, Culture, Global Celebrations, Global Traditions, Holiday Season, Intercultural, Self-Awareness|

Trip Plan by Pexels There is a difference of opinion about New Year’s resolutions. However The Washington Post cites statistics revealing how resolutions create a huge opportunity for self-improvement. About 40% of U.S. Americans make New Year's Resolutions every year, which is the first step to changing the negative habits we [...]

7 International New Year’s Eve Traditions

By |2018-12-11T13:58:48-06:00December 18th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Global Celebrations, Holiday Parties, International Holidays, Lifestyle, Relationship Building, Relationships, Travel|

Grand Finale by GoToVan on flikr New Year’s is a time to start fresh, wish good luck, and hope for fortune for the next year. Each country has different rituals to bring in the new year on the right foot. It is always fun to learn and gain awareness of the diversity [...]

7 Tips on how to Celebrate New Years Eve at the Workplace

By |2018-12-03T16:19:57-06:00December 11th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Career Tips, celebrations, Culture, Global Celebrations, Holiday Parties, International Holidays, Lifestyle, Relationship Building, Social Etiquette, U.S. Holidays|

New Years Toast by Pexels As New Year’s Eve falls on a Monday this year, some may find themselves in the office with the crush of year-end projects. If you find yourself working, keep in mind that a new beginning celebrated in the office place can increase productivity, company culture, and even [...]

2017 New Year’s Eve Toasting Worldwide Part II

By |2018-10-11T14:55:00-05:00December 27th, 2016|Cross-Cultural, Holiday Season, International Holidays, Legends and Myths, Lifestyle|

Worldwide many cultures toast in one form or another. Wishing others a ‘Happy New Year’ is one of the most common toasts made on New Year’s Eve. Globally, you may hear and speak Cheers for the New Year and Congratulations for the New Year in various languages

Ask an International Etiquette Expert: Name 10 Unique Global New Year Traditions

By |2018-10-11T14:55:01-05:00December 21st, 2016|Cross-Cultural, Culture, Holiday Parties, Holiday Season, International Holidays, International Travel Tips, Lifestyle|

From slamming doors and smashing plates, to eating soja noodles and midnight meals, people worldwide welcome the New Year with spectacular gusto! Countries celebrate with traditional customs. These 10 are just a few of the many unique ways to usher in a new year: