US Observances

Dreaming of a Green Holiday

By |2018-10-11T14:54:33-05:00November 22nd, 2017|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business and the Environment, Culture, gift-giving, Global Traditions, Gracious Living, Holiday Parties, Holiday Season, Lifestyle, Millennials, Modern Manners, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Relationships, Social Etiquette, US Observances|

In addition to encouraging self-serve, saving leftovers, and avoiding preparing an excessive amount of food, composting is a relatively simple and low-cost way to minimize waste and help out the environment during the holidays.

Five Reasons to Hire a Veteran

By |2018-10-11T14:54:35-05:00November 9th, 2017|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business Etiquette, global competency, Gracious Living, Lifestyle, Networking, Self-Awareness, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances, Workplace Diversity, Workplace Etiquette|

employers can learn about a veteran’s past, and future goals beneficial to aiding in transition to a new work culture. Below are five reasons to hire a veteran using Third Space Thinking by Ernest Wilson.

Evolution of Celebrating Native Americans

By |2018-10-11T14:54:36-05:00November 6th, 2017|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Cross-Cultural, Indigenous Peoples, Observances - Monthly & Daily, United States, US Observances|

6 ways to honor Native American Heritage

6 Tips for Graciously Navigating Politics at Thanksgiving

By |2018-10-11T14:54:36-05:00November 4th, 2017|Culture, Dining, Gracious Living, Holiday Parties, Holiday Season, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Politics, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

Flashbacks of Aunt Sally and Grandpa Ben’s political brawl last year have haunted you all week. These 6 tips will keep the evening running as smoothly as gravy.

Be The Best Guest: 5 Secrets To Impress Any Thanksgiving Host

By |2018-10-11T14:54:36-05:00November 3rd, 2017|Cultural Significance of Food, Culture, Dining, Holiday Parties, Holiday Season, International Holidays, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

If you find yourself on the guest list this year, follow these 5 secrets to be the ideal guest and help your host’s day run as smooth as gravy.

Celebrate National Author’s Day

By |2018-10-11T14:54:37-05:00November 1st, 2017|Author Reviews and Profiles, book recommendations, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Gracious Living, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Travel Book Recommendations, US Observances|

Both fiction and nonfiction books have the potential to enrich our personal and professional lives on many levels. Here are five priceless gifts we can thank authors for on this holiday.

5 Scary Office Halloween Mistakes for Millennials to Avoid

By |2018-10-11T14:54:37-05:00October 30th, 2017|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, Millennials, Modern Manners, Networking, Office Culture, Social Etiquette, Social Media, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances, Workplace Etiquette|

Whether you’re heading to the office on October 31 or attending the annual office Halloween party, be sure to get these questions answered before the event. As a general guide, avoid these 5 scary mistakes many professionals make at their first Office Halloween.

Honoring Indigenous Peoples

By |2018-10-11T14:54:41-05:00October 4th, 2017|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Global Celebrations, Indigenous Peoples, Lifestyle, Relationship Building, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

In the United States, Alaska, Hawaii, South Dakota, and a few other states are hosting celebrations of Indigenous Peoples Day in place of Columbus Day as an apology for colonization and to make amends. Meanwhile, other countries will celebrate the day European and Spanish colonists met the Native Americans and Indigenous Peoples in North and South America.

World Tourism Day: Making the Most of International Experiences

By |2018-10-11T14:54:42-05:00September 27th, 2017|Africa, Asia, Austin, Australia, Brazil, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Canada, Central America, China, Cross-Cultural, Cuba, Culture, Czech Republic, Europe, Finland, France, Germany, global competency, Gracious Living, Gulf City, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Middle East, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Philippines, South America, South Korea, Thailand, Travel, Travel Etiquette, Traveling Etiquette, United States, US Observances|

With so many destinations offering diverse cultural experiences, there’s no one-size-fits-all formula for making the most of international trips. Nevertheless, ensuring that you travel with an open mind and a desire to grow is the most important part of any itinerary. In honor of World Tourism Day on September 27, enjoy these four tips to maximize your cultural immersion and create lifelong memories.

Hats Off: Honoring Hispanic Heritage Month

By |2018-10-11T14:54:43-05:00September 15th, 2017|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Brazil, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Central America, Cross-Cultural, Cuba, global competency, Intercultural, Lifestyle, Mexico, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Relationship Building, South America, Spain, US Observances|

This year, you may decide to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by joining Independence Day celebrations or perfecting your Spanish language proficiency. However you make an impact, continue to increase your knowledge of the many paramount contributions Hispanics make to the U.S.

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