world cultures

St. Patrick’s Day Traditions Around the World

By |2018-10-11T14:54:56-05:00March 3rd, 2017|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Asia, Australia, Cross-Cultural, Europe, Global Celebrations, Global Traditions, International Holidays, Religious Celebrations|

Today, there are hundreds of celebrations held around the world in the spirit of conviviality and Irish tradition. Learn more about how world cultures have come to celebrate this festive holiday.

Six Tips to Be Cross-Culturally Savvy in 2017

By |2018-10-11T14:55:00-05:00January 4th, 2017|Bridging the Cultural Divide, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Global Etiquette, Gracious Living, Traveling Etiquette|

Whether you’re preparing to voyage internationally, managing a multicultural team, or simply want to gain insight into global cultures, these six tips will help you develop a deeper comprehension of diverse perspectives and a powerful appreciation of traditions worldwide.

International Valentine’s Day Celebrations, Part II

By |2018-10-11T14:55:16-05:00February 11th, 2015|International Holidays|

International Valentine’s Day Celebrations, Part II – Asian Traditions Continuing the theme of Valentine’s Day around the world, we will now look to the East to discover more international traditions. While some celebrations of love in Asian cultures are rooted in ancient traditional holidays, others involve adaptations of popular Western customs. Either way, the following [...]

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International Valentine’s Day Celebrations, Part I

By |2018-10-11T14:55:16-05:00February 9th, 2015|International Holidays|

Ever wonder how the “day of love” is celebrated around the world? Many cultures dedicate a special day to expressing love and appreciation to loved ones, family, and friends. Though not always celebrated on February 14th, a wide variety of modern customs and long-standing traditions are observed worldwide. Whether traveling abroad or simply curious about [...]

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New Year’s Eve and International Toasting, Part II

By |2018-10-11T14:55:17-05:00December 30th, 2014|Holiday Parties, International Holidays, International Toasts|

Toasting around the World As I mentioned in my earlier blog, champagne was traditionally served at the Coronations of French kings. It has historically been associated with christenings, new beginnings, and rare moments including New Year’s Eve festivities around the world for this reason. We can thank the Ancient Greeks for introducing the art of [...]

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New Year’s Eve and International Toasting 2015

By |2018-10-11T14:55:17-05:00December 29th, 2014|Holiday Parties, International Holidays, International Toasts|

In light of the many hours spent in 2014 interviewing all the people who contributed insights to my forthcoming book, Access to Asia, I now have many more colleagues and friends to toast with a glass of champagne in the New Year. Of course, most of you know that in Asian countries with significant Chinese [...]

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