All nations celebrate New Year holidays in their own way, with special traditions, legends and customs. New year in Armenian culture is a symbol of renewal and rethinking of the past. The celebration of the New Year in Armenia still bears some old traditions and is a mixture of new and old.
Garni is one of the most favourite tourist spots in Armenia. It is too comfortable to visit Garni as it is situated near Yerevan (some 30-40 minutes from the city centre). Symphony of stones is one of the attractions of Garni. In the Kotayk region, not far from the village Garni, there is the Azat gorge, which is famous for the “Symphony of Stones” - the result of volcanic flows. The scientific name of this geological formation is columnar separation.
Karahunj (Zorats Karer) is a lot like the famous Stonehenge although it is much older (nearly 3500 years) than the Stonehenge itself. Let’s learn more about this mysterious place in Armenia.
Armenia is among the safest countries in the world. Armenians are too peaceful and too kind. Even Armenian Velvet Revolution, which took place in 2018, was without a single death.
New Year celebration in Armenia lasts for 13 days - up to and including the old New Year of Armenia. Armenian New Year is full of various symbols, traditions, customs, and traditional Armenian New Year dishes are among the elements of traditions and customs.
January 1 is a new calendar year, and the Armenian Church celebrates January 6 as a Christmas holiday. The Catholic Church celebrates this feast on December 25.
Armenian church can boast one of the most mysterious relics in the world—a holy object from the deepest roots of Christianity which is the Holy Lance of Geghard. Let’s learn more about the sacred lance and holy lance feast in Armenia.
Echmiadzin is the holy centre of Armenians – the first Christian nation. Besides that Echmiadzin monastery is the first Christian cathedral in the world. Let’s discover more about this heavenly spot.
Armenia is the first nation to accept Christianity, so Armenians stay true to the first date chosen for Christmas. The good news about the birth of Christ is celebrated in the Armenian churches with a special care and love.
Armenia is a land full of magic and wonders. Here is so much to see and do! Planning a trip to Armenia is a must, so here is all the information to know before you visit Armenia.