Barekendan 2019 festival in Armenia


Barekendan is one of the most ancient Armenian holidays. In the old days, it was celebrated in February – the New Year according to the lunar calendar. It was believed that at this time nature awakens when the festivities took place throughout the country. But for more than a century this holiday was in oblivion. And only in recent years, Barekendan traditions began to revive. About Maslenitsa “Barekendan” or Armenian Maslenitsa is celebrated the day before the Great Lent. The streets of Yerevan are full of young people in masks…

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World Congress on Information technology 2019 Armenia


The World Information Technology Forum is going to be held in Armenia on October 6-9, 2019. It will attract more than 2500 visitors from different countries to Armenia. What is World Congress on Information Technology? WCIT – the World Congress on Information Technology – is a congress held annually. Here the world’s leading technology thinkers and innovators have a great opportunity to gather and discuss the key questions of the industry and the world. The congress brings together more than 2,000 high-level public and public sector representatives from over 60 countries,…

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Trndez – Feast of purification in Armenia

This holiday is associated with the coming of the Lord after 40 days of his birth. The Armenian Church celebrates this holiday, 40 days after January 6 – February 14th. The main ceremony consists of a lit bonfire, symbolizing the coming of spring. The Armenian national holiday Trndez celebrated annually on February 14, is very similar to Russian Maslenitsa, but with elements of Catholic Valentine’s Day, since the main characters of this day are lovers. At first, Trndez was a pagan holiday in the ritual of fire worshipers and was called…

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National Army day 2019 in Armenia


Annually, on January 28, Armenia celebrates the public holiday of all the servicemen of the Armenian armed forces: this interesting holiday is known as Armenian Army Day. NATIONAL ARMY DAY: HISTORY In 1991, by the decision of the Government of the Republic of Armenia, the State Committee of Defense was established and on December 5, by the order of the President of the Republic of Armenia, Vazgen Sargsyan became the Minister of Defense. In 1992, on January 28 a historic decision was made “On the Defense of the Republic of Armenia”,…

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Lernanist. New Winter Tourism Center in Armenia

Our first destination in 2019 was Lernanist village, Kotayk province. There are about a dozen places to visit soon and the number is constantly growing. We together with our readers are going to have a very long and interesting year. So follow us. I also recommend getting acquainted with some of our previous posts: Kalavan – The big miracle of the small village Things to do in Gyumri for 5 hours Rafting in Armenia – the Success of Conquering river Debed Armenian camp or “the other side of Lake Sevan”…

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How do they celebrate St. Valentine’s Day in Armenia?

February is the last month of winter. And it depends only on the person himself whether he will fall into hibernation and, as a result, into a seasonal depression or will actively spend winter months and receive a charge of energy for the whole year. Anyone who wants to learn more about the customs and traditions of the country that first adopted Christianity, we invite to visit Armenia. TRNDEZ AND ST. VALENTINE’S DAY IN ARMENIA One of the most beloved holidays is February 14 – a wonderful combination of the Armenian holiday…

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