The Cultural Insider

A Beginner’s Guide to Ramadan

The holiday of Ramadan is upon us! Ramadan starts on April 23rd and ends on May 23rd in 2020. Learn more about the sacred month for the 1.6 billion Muslims around the world with the infographic...

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Cultural Connections: It’s Important to Understand Global & Cultural Differences

When a conference presenter looks out on a room of association professionals, he or she is likely to see a multicultural mix of people. In fact, today’s typical meeting or conference is a dramatically different place than it was just 10 or 15 years ago as the U.S. population continues to become more diverse. In addition, as more associations are going global, planners and attendees are experiencing global cultures in new ways.

Lucky and Unlucky Numbers Around the World

Beliefs about luck (and misfortune) are intricately linked to culture. Whether related to a culture's history, language, or religion, numbers matter. Cultural Mixology invites you to learn more about how numbers can influence our thoughts (and maybe our fortune) in...

Properly Prepared Planners Can Avoid Causing an International Incident

Going global successfully is part art, part science — and a lot of hard work. In a world without boundaries, companies with international meetings and events must contend with a complex set of requirements. As a result, globalization of meetings has created an enormous need for contacts, knowledge and guidance in the international arena.

Kölle Alaaf! Carnival in Cologne, Germany

Carnival in Cologne, Germany     Carnival...Rio de Janeiro, hot weather, Caipirinhas, drums, sparkly feather costumes… This is what often comes to mind when we think about Carnival. However, Carnival is also celebrated in other parts of the world in February. Cologne,...

Colors Across Cultures

Have you ever thought about how certain colors are used for specific occasions? The meaning of colors varies across the globe and therefore can have a distinct impact in marketing choices. Cultural Mixology invites you to learn more about the context of colors across...