Christmas is celebrated on December 25 and is both a sacred religious holiday and a worldwide cultural and commercial phenomenon. For two millennia, people around the world have been observing it with traditions and practices that are both religious and secular in nature. Christians celebrate Christmas Day as the anniversary of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, a spiritual leader whose teachings form the basis of their religion. Popular customs include exchanging gifts, decorating Christmas trees, attending church, sharing meals with family and friends and, of course, waiting for Santa Claus to arrive. December 25—Christmas Day—has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1870.
A survey from Regus’ parent company IWG finds flexible working helps cut costs and boost employee productivity From HR directors to entrepreneurs to PAs, flexible office spaces are helping all kinds of businesspeople work better. In IWG’s, well over two thirds of respondents (79%) said that flexible workspace has played a role in their company’s success.
Observed in the United Kingdom every year on November 5, Guy Fawkes Day—also called Bonfire Night or Fireworks Night—commemorates a failed assassination attempt from over 400 years ago. On November 5, 1605, Guy Fawkes and a group of radical English Catholics tried to assassinate King James I by blowing up Parliament's House of Lords. The plot went awry and all of the conspirators were executed. Soon after, Britons began to celebrate Fawkes' demise and the survival of their king by burning effigies, lighting bonfires and setting off fireworks—a tradition which has continued to this day.
CHANGE IS DEFINITELY COMING.” MARK DIXON DELIVERS KEYNOTE ADDRESS TO MIPIM ALONGSIDE LORD GRIMSTONE ON THE FUTURE FOR UK BUSINESS REAL ESTATE
IWG Founder and CEO Mark Dixon shares his vision for making work more local, locking in benefits for people, profits and the planet.
The future is near: why businesses are opening ‘satellite offices’ in small towns and suburbs near you
As hybrid working takes off, professionals will no longer need to commute to city-centre offices on a daily basis, meaning companies can adopt local flexspaces near to where employees live.