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.
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.
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 Armenians have the opportunity to congratulate the celebration of the lovers twice a year. The first celebration is St. Sargis’ day (the Armenian variation of St. Valentine), and the second one is the well known and favourite St. Valentine's Day.
In 2018 December 21 the lights of the new Christmas tree of Yerevan (the capital of Armenia) were lit. The sum spent on the main Christmas tree of Yerevan municipality became a hot topic for discussion. The price of the Christmas tree is $144.000 and it includes the transfer, 1500 toys, more than 200 km lights.
Armenia has one of the oldest civilizations in the world and all the people know about that. The article of the Australian edition of Luxury Travel represented 5 places which tourists should visit in 2019 and the list is headed by Armenia.
Winter Tours in Armenia 2019 will be a real fairy tale if you just visit Armenia! Armenia is a very beautiful land full of the mixture of ancient and new architecture.
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.