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Curaçao Connections December traditions
In this edition December traditions P.1 In the spotlight 1 P.2 Open House P.3
December has arrived! One of the most
Some of the particular Christmas dishes are the
beautiful months of the year with lots of tourists
famous Fruit Cake made with fruits and nuts, soaked
who seek to celebrate the December holidays in
in a wonderful blend of liqueurs or the Ayaka which is
similar to pastelle, but uses chicken strips instead of minced meat. Everywhere you will see the
We have summed some of the highlights and
euphorbia pulcherrima a small poinsettia plant
traditions not to miss of our Dushi Curacao!
(pictured above) displayed in people’s homes, as the traditional Christmas flower.
In the spotlight 2 P.4
The islands of the Netherlands Antilles have a
Happy Holidays P.5
unique Christmas celebration that comes straight from Holland, with visits from Sinterklaas and his mysterious minions, the Zwarte Piet (Black Pete).
RE/MAX BonBini Curaçao Main office Renaissance Riffort #507 tel. +5999 462-9770 Blue Bay Golf & Beach Resort tel. +5999 868-2536
In Curacao children receive their holiday gifts not
On December 31, the celebration starts at noon with
only on Christmas morning but also on Dec. 6,
different companies closing the year with firework
the birthday of St. Nicholas. Sinterklaas, arrives
shows locally called ‘pagara show’.
by boat in Willemstad in mid-November to give candy to children, aided by his Black Pete
At night there are many places to celebrate New
helpers with their black-painted faces and
Years Eve. Such as The famous Big Bang party at The
elaborate costumes. Island children welcome
Rif Fort. The people of Curacao have the Dutch
Sinterklaas with carrots for his white horse and
tradition of eating Oliebollen (a type of doughnut) on
shoes in which to place gifts. Sinterklaas
the last day of the year.
celebrations in Curacao take place in schools,
hospitals, shopping malls and at homes.
Each RE/MAX® Office Independently Owned and Operated
Christmas & New Year’s Eve Each of the countries in the Caribbean celebrates Christmas in its own unique way, with similarities and differences in many of the traditions. In Curacao its two and a half days of family oriented festivities which begin at noon on Christmas Eve (24th).
Op loopafstand van het strand:
In the spotlight 1
Nieuwbouw Techniek en Design gestopt?
Impressive Villa with a South Beach modern design by Jean Marc des Bouvrie. 3 bedr., 3 bathr., luxurious kitchen, large porch and large swimming pool (9 x 4 m) with infinity edge. â‚Ź 525.000 View Object
Large villa in resplendent condition. 4 bedr., 3 bathr. Dining and living room, beautiful kitchen, wrap around porch, swimming pool and a beautiful tropical garden with palapa. Nafl. 1.195.000 View Object
OPEN HOUSE: ‘Project without name’ a great success! Last Saturday a very successful Open House took place at a new
At the end of the afternoon the visitor’s prize was awarded to
apartment complex on Blue Bay Resort. As of 10 AM in the
Mr. R. Kummins who won two tickets to Miami and a credit card
morning guests were welcomed with a drink and a snack. They
with a balance of Naf. 1.000,- There was also a prize for Mr. M.
could take a look inside the furnished 3 bedroom model home.
Selier. He participated in the contest “what’s the best name for
The apartments in this complex on the B-section are not only
the project”, and he won with the name “Residence Le Bleu”
for sale but can also be rented for long term.
chosen by the project developer. He was rewarded with a check of Naf. 2.500,-
Prices The sale prices for an apartment start at Naf. 830.000
The weather was ideal, the turnout was beyond expectations
and Naf. 930.000 for a penthouse. Rental prices as from
and the project developer and RE/MAX BonBini look back on a
very successful day.
Buyers who bought an apartment or penthouse during the Open
For more information of this beautiful project please call us at
House got a bonus check of Naf. 45.000,- to furnish their home.
+5999 462 9770 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
As from 2 PM everyone could enjoy the live music of Juni Juliet at the beautiful pool.
In the Spotlight 2
Blue Bay Golf & Beach Resort
Splendid villa with sea view and swimming pool. 4 bedr., 2.5 bathr., semi-open kitchen with all appliances. Living room opens to a spacious lounging porch. US$ 4.000,- p. m. View object
Caribbean Beach Resort 3 bedr., 2 bathr., bungalow. Cozy living room and kitchen with breakfast bar. Completely enclosed only accessed with a remote control. Cars can park on site. Naf. 3.200,- p. m. View object
Whatever is beautiful. Whatever is meaningful. Whatever brings you happiness. May it be yours this holiday season and throughout the coming year.
Happy holidays and cheers to a Great 2012!