The Worldly Marketer newsletter  -   August 2017 edition

Verbaccino Moves Downtown!

When I founded Verbaccino in 2014, I was living in Richmond Hill, just north of Toronto. A couple of weeks ago, I moved back to downtown Toronto after several years of absence. As much as I enjoyed my time in the suburbs, I missed the energy, the cultural offerings and the walkability of living right downtown in Canada's largest city. It's good to be back, especially in the summertime!

You'll find Verbaccino's new mailing address at the bottom of this email. All other Verbaccino contact information is the same as before. If you happen to be in downtown Toronto, get in touch!  I look forward to doing some local networking once I'm back from summer holidays and all settled in.

For now, I've still got boxes to unpack, some new client projects to get started on, and then I'm travelling to Europe to visit family in Germany and Switzerland, with a couple of side-trips to Italy and Austria.

Speaking of summer vacation: I'll be taking a break from my regular podcasting schedule from August 16th to September 6th. I did consider publishing weekly episodes "from the road" while overseas, but I ultimately decided against it. I'd rather take some proper time off and then start a fresh season on September 13th. I've already got several weeks' worth of interviews pre-recorded, just waiting to be edited. So there's lots of great new content on the way!

For now, have a great summer, everyone - or a great winter, if you're in the southern hemisphere!


Kathrin Bussmann
Head of Verbaccino &  Host of The Worldly Marketer Podcast

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for August  2017

Here are some of the important dates coming up this month:

August 1: Tisha B'Av  (Judaism)

August 1:  National Day of Switzerland

August 3: Aadi Perukku  (Hinduism)

August 4:  International Beer Day

August 7: Summer Bank Holiday in Scotland and Ireland

August 7: Civic Holiday in Canada

August 7: Emancipation Day in several Caribbean countries

August 9:  National Day of Singpore

August 9:  National Women's Day in South Africa

August 12: International Youth Day

August 14: Independence Day in Pakistan

August 15: Hachigatsu Bon Festival in Japan

August 15: Liberation Day in North and South Korea

August 15: Independence Day in India

August 15: Assumption Day in many countries  (Christianity)

August 17: Independence Day in Indonesia

August 20:  Day of Restoration and Independence in Estonia

August 24:  Independence Day in Ukraine
August 25: Ganesh Chaturthi (Hinduism)

August 28:  Qixi festival in China

August 28:  Late Summer Bank Holiday in the U.K.

August 31: Day of Arafah (Islam)

These are just some of the international holidays & observances coming up in August. For the complete calendar, click here.

You can  download this calendar as a PDF document by clicking on the link, above,  and selecting "Save Page As".

Get  more details about any holiday or observance on the calendar  by clicking on the specific entry.

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