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22nd December 2003
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Petites is a foreign managed nursery located
in El Gouna, near the Golf Course at the entrance
to Downtown, in a very spacious area. Children
from the age of 3 months to 4 years of age are
accepted at the nursery.
French and Arabic are offered by Les Petites
in both the National and International system
and all children are offered an educational
program in co-operation with EGIS (El Gouna
The nursery also offers:
lunches served daily.
Free bus transportation for Hurghada residents.
time until 6 pm.
all year round, 6 days per week, from 8 am
to 5 pm.
After school activities in the nursery's private
gym for children from 4 to 13
English, French, Spanish & Italian lessons.
Private Art lessons.
area available for children's parties.
yoga, aerobic, body sculpture and stretching
classes for adults.
more information, please contact : Marika 012
Christmas Day Weather
at 10 km/h
On ... in Cairo
Dream Park (7pm)
Meridien El-Haram (7pm)
Hall – Cairo Stadium (7pm)
2 January 2004:
3 January 2004:
Stage- Cairo Opera House (7pm)
Sawy Culture center – Zamalek (8pm)
Ramsis College (8.00 pm – Open Air)
history of Santa Claus began with
a man called Saint Nicholas, the Bishop of
Myra in Asia Minor, in what is now Turkey.
Saint Nicholas was known for his charity and
wisdom. Legends tell of his wealthy family,
how he gave all his money to the poor and
how he possessed magical powers. Late in the
11th century, religious soldiers from Italy
took the remains of the saint back with them
to Italy. They built a church in honour of
him in the town of Bari, a port town in southern
Christian pilgrims from all over the world came
to visit the church of Saint Nicholas and took
the legend of Saint Nicholas back to their native
lands. As the legend of Saint Nicholas spread,
it would take on the characteristics of each country.
Europe during the 12th century, Saint Nicholas
Day became a day of gift giving and charity. Germany,
France, and Holland celebrated 6th December as
a religious holiday and gave gifts to their children
and the poor. When the Dutch colonists traveled
to America, they brought with them their Sinterklaas,
an austere bishop who wore a red bishop's costume
and rode on a white horse. The American image
of Sinterklaas would gradually evolve into that
of a jolly old man.
the 1860s, cartoonist Thomas Nash drew pictures
of a plump and kindly Santa Claus for the illustrated
Harper's Weekly. This image of Santa Claus was
becoming ingrained in the minds of the American
people. As time went on this image of Santa Claus
traveled across the globe, back to Europe, to
South America, and elsewhere.
countries have kept their own customs and traditions
of Saint Nicholas:
Holland, Sinterklaas sails in on a ship arriving
on 6th December. He carries a big book which tells
him how the Dutch children have behaved during
the past year. Good children are rewarded with
gifts and the bad ones are taken away by his assistant,
Germany, Saint Nicholas also travels with an assistant,
known as Knecht Ruprecht, Krampus, or Pelzebock,
and comes with a sack on his back and a rod in
his hand. Good children receive a gift, but naughty
children are punished by the assistant with a
few hits of the rod.
Italy, La Befana is a good witch who dresses all
in black and brings gifts to children on the Epiphany,
many Spanish countries, Spain, Puerto Rico, Mexico,
and South America, the children wait for the Three
Kings to bring their Christmas gifts.
France, Father Christmas, or Pere Noel, bring
gifts for the children. Switzerland has the Christkindl
or Christ Child and in some Swiss towns, children
await a girl-angel who comes down from heaven
Scandinavian countries celebrate with an elf,
called the julenisse or the juletomte.
the UK, Santa Claus is commonly called Father
Christmas, and carries the image of a round, plump,
jolly old man dressed in Red, "Ho Ho Ho'ing"
in a sleigh pulled by reindeer, delivering toys
to the children of the world.
from the Cambridge Evening News
Sale, Dry Suit,
size XL, Trilaminat with Thinsulate
underwear. Please contact: 010 687 9961.
- Dawoo Lanos 2, white, 5.000 Km, 6
months old, Red Sea plates, for sale
immediately. Please contact: 010 687
for sale in Moubarak 2 area, Hurghada.
Fully furnished, 1st floor flat with
3 bedrooms. A/C, satellite TV, telephone
and automatic washing machine. Please
contact : 012 747 2899
rent or sale. El Hadaba area, close
to the International Telephone Central,
quiet 82 sqm furnished flat,
3rd floor with lift, living area, 2
bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom with tub,
balcony, satellite, TV. Rent 800 LE
monthly or nearest offer. Contact Tel/Fax:
00 49 681 685 0407 or email email@example.com
- BMW 530i, 1988 (new model "1990"),
full option, tax free car, technical
and optical in a very good condition,
4500 Euro. Please contact : Chris 012
380 1551 firstname.lastname@example.org
for Sale in
Abu Tig Marina (front line), El Gouna.
For more information please contact:
Roberta 012 2223573 or email@example.com
for rent. Located
in Old Vic, Hurghada. Next to Marriott
Hotel with private beach. Three bedroom,
three bathroom, kitchen, balcony overlooking
the sea, living room and sattelite
television. Fully furnished with A/C.
Beach 20m away from terrace. Long
and short term rental. Please contact:
Tamim M. Kaddah 010 140 2878, e-mail:
- two bedrooms, two bathrooms, American-style
kitchen , livingroom, private roof terrace,
air-conditioning and a lot more. Location
- EL GOUNA, Abu Tig New Marina Town.
For long-term rent. Please contact:
Gamal Nassif firstname.lastname@example.org
person required to look after 7 year
old girl. Please contact: Ahmed, Andreas
Hotel, Hurghada. Tel: 010 538 2869
required to work as Nursery
Assistant, to work with children
aged 3-4 years. Nursery experience preferred,
but not essential as full training will
be given. Salary dependent on experience.
Please contact: Marika 012 393 4407
Managerial Secretary/Project Assistant,
German & English speaking,
with experience as Guest Relation in
El Gouna, is currently looking for a
position, e.g. Secretary, Management
Assistant or Guest Relation.
for a FOOTBALL-TRAINER
!!! We are 10 international boys between
6 and 10 years of age who play football
once a week. Is there anybody in Hurghada
who loves to play football and would
like to coach us, show us some tricks,
tell us the rules and have fun with
us on the football court? We all speak
English and Arabic and we are very enthusiastic
about learning great football. Please
call 444925 or 012 224 4041
for a Music teacher.
Samir (7 years) and Junis
(almost 5 years) are looking for someone
nice who loves music and kids. We would
love to learn drums and/or guitar once
a week. Just call our mum Kiki: 444925
or 012 224 4041
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