100 years celebrations in Egypt

AGBU Kicks Off Centennial Celebrations in Egypt


Cairo Chapter to Host Weeklong Itinerary & Special Optional Trips


Returning to its birthplace of Cairo, the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) will open its Centennial Celebrations in the Egyptian capital from April 12-17, 2006. Two optional trips between April 18-22, either a cruise to Aswan/Luxor or a stay in Sharm El Sheikh, will be offered to guests following the official festivities.


Organized by AGBU Cairo, the landmark event will incorporate comprehensive sightseeing tours, an day-long educational seminar, an exhibition of archival photographs and books, and a day-trip to Alexandria.


In addition, special events, including mass at St. Gregory Armenian Church and a cultural program with guest musical artists Hasmik Papian and Vardan Mamikonian from Armenia, will mark Easter Sunday.


The highlight of the week will be a ball on Saturday, April 15 to celebrate AGBU's 100th birthday with guest singer, Nune Yessayan from Armenia.


Guests are urged to register before the February 15 deadline. More information, including registration / accommodation forms and the full itinerary, is on www.agbuegypt.org.


For other questions, please contact the AGBU Cairo Center at (20) 2-291-6444 or [email protected].


Since its 1906 founding in Cairo, Egypt, the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) Egypt Chapters have remained committed to the organization's mission to preserve and promote the Armenian heritage and identity through educational, cultural, and humanitarian programs.


For more information on AGBU and its worldwide chapters, please visit the newly revamped www.agbu.org.


Source: AGBU Press Office

55 East 59th Street

New York, NY 10022-1112

Phone: 212.319.6383, x118

Fax: 212.319.6507

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.agbu.org


(FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, February 1, 2006)


Original title: AGBU Kicks Off Centennial Celebrations in Egypt