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St. Patrick’s Day is famous for its fanfare and overindulgence in the use of the color green, with green dye even being added to food and beverages. Being of Irish heritage and growing up in the U.S., I have always decorated with the iconic shamrocks and leprechauns with their pots of gold at the…
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According to the Chinese zodiac, the Year of the Goat (also known as Sheep or Ram) starts from 19 February 2015. Of the 12 symbols in the zodiac, the goat represents peace, calm, and generosity. Customs and traditions for celebrating Lunar New Year vary widely. New Year’s Eve is considered…
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Though international assignees often have to leave behind familiar traditions and customs and adjust to new ones, they are sometimes pleasantly surprised to find their treasured holidays celebrated in another country—even if the traditions are a little bit different. Valentine’s Day is one of those…
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Cartus’ Top 10 International Relocation Destinations count among them some names that have seen thousands of global assignments over the past decade:  the United States, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, China. With growing familiarity, it’s easy to assume that the world really is becoming smaller…