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New Year
01-01-2019

Presently all Christian churches celebrate the New Year on January 1. The word “January” means “birth”. Before Christ’s coming to the world mankind was the captive of hell and constrained by eternal death. Being born in Ja...

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Christmas
06-01-2019

As according to the Church the day is changed at 17:00 p.m., after the evening service, the feast of the Holy Nativity and Theophany of Our Lord Jesus Christ starts on the eve, in the evening of January 5, and is continued after the midnight, on Januar...

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The Day of Armenia Army
28-01-2019

This day is very prominent in the History of Armenia. In 1992, 28 Jenuary, one year after Armenia declared a free country, the Armenian Army was created by Sparapet (Commander)Vazgen Sargsyan.

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Saint Sargis
27-01-2019

St. Sargis is a beloved religious observance and is very popular among young people. It is celebrated 63 days before Easter. On the night of the holiday young people eat salty pies and don’t drink water to encourage dreaming at night. They believ...

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Trndez
14-02-2019

According to religious custom this holiday is connected with the idea of coming forward to the Lord with fire, after 40 days of his birth. The Armenian Church celebrates it on February 14th - 40 days after January 6th, from which it derives the religio...

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Visit us at ITB Berlin.
06-03-2019

We will be pleased to welcome you at our stand at ITB Berlin on 03/06-03/10/19. We will be under the stand of Silk Road Destination.

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Palm Sunday (Tsaghkazard)
25-03-2019

Palm Sunday (Tsaghkazard) is celebrated one week before Easter and marks Christ’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem as the messiah. The customs observed on this holiday begin with boys and girls dressed in their best clothes. The engaged men of eac...

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Happy Easter
01-04-2019

On Holy Saturday, Christ’s destruction of hell and His liberation of righteous souls are commemorated. According to Church tradition, the new day begins following the Evening Service. An evening Divine Liturgy is celebrated, at the end of which t...

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Memorial Day of Armenian Genocide
24-04-2019

On 24 of April in all Armenians of all over the world are gathering together for the memorial day of Armenian Genocide of 1915. This day is considered to be a day of great remembrance. According to the official data during 1915-1918 years 1.500.000 mil...

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Victory Day
09-05-2019

Armenians celebrate two important events on this day: Victory in Great Patriotic War and another very important victory – liberation or Shoushi, the second city of Nagorno-Karabakh, which took place in 1992.

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Ascention Day (Hambardzum)
10-05-2019

Ascension Day is the holiday of love and enjoyment, which is celebrated outdoors in the blossom of May, 40 days after Easter. In ancient times on this day the young ladies were allowed to walk freely in the fields, sing songs, and make acquaintances, w...

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Tolma Festival
20-05-2019

How many tolmas can you eat in one day? Find out at the Tolma Festival in Hnaberd.
Every year food lovers from Armenia and beyond gather in Hnaberd village to celebrate and eat as many tolma as possible. Tolma is a stuffed vegetable dish that is c...

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Day of the First Republic
28-05-2019

On this day in 1918, the Armenian people restored what was left of historic Armenia to statehood after half a millennium of lost sovereignty. The celebration of this day marks the beginning of the modern Armenian quest for independence. Short lived, th...

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Sheep Shearing Festival
09-06-2019

SHEEP SHEARING FESTIVAL - 2018 Strategic Development Agency (SDA) NGO organizes the annual Sheep Shearing Festival, which will take place in Syunik Animal Market near Khot rural settlement of Tatev Community in Syunik region on Saturday, June 9. The ma...

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Constitution Day
05-07-2019

The Constitution of the Republic of Armenia was adopted through a national referendum on July 5, 1995. Constitution Day is an official holiday in Armenia.

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Assumption of the Holy Mother of God
13-08-2019

Each year on the Sunday closest to the date of August 15, the Armenian Church celebrates the Feast of the Assumption of St. Mary, the Holy Mother of God. In the Calendar of the Armenian Church, this feast is the fourth of five major feasts that are com...

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Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival
09-07-2019

Golden Apricot International Film Festival is one of the most important events of Yerevan's cultural life. Every year in July Golden Apricot brings to Armenia the best of the World's art house films. The Festival will take place from July 09-16 2016. More Info

Pan-Armenian Games
20-07-2019

The Pan-Armenian Games are a multi-sport event which gathers all the young generation of Armenia, Nagorno Karabakh and Armenian Diaspora. The games include plenty of competitions in individual and team sports. It takes place in Yerevan, the capital of ...

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Navasard (Old Armenian New Year)
11-08-2019


Navasard refers to pagan Armenia when everybody used to celebrate this biggest event.This festival is full of singing, dancing, hunting, various games, fortune-telling and folk entertainment. Don’t miss the chance to taste all the festival ...

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Festival of Carpets
09-09-2019

The festival of Armenian carpets will take place in Dilijan because it used to be a famous carpet-making industrial center in former times. Apart from the traditional exhibition and sale of Armenian carpets guests will have an opportunity to enjoy the ...

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Harisa Festival
19-07-2019

Every year, in the second part of September, all interested people, true Musalerians and others are gathering around this place to celebrate the anniversary of the victory. This celebration is followed by national Armenian dances starting from Saturday...

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Independence Day
21-09-2019

Independence Day is an official holiday in Armenia. The restoration of the Republic of Armenia in 1991, after 70 years of sovietization, followed a national referendum on secession from Soviet Union.

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10th Traditional Wine Festival
07-10-2019

Each year in Areni village takes place already a traditional "Areni Wine" Festival, where besides the inhabitants of the region there are also present representatives of various departments. "Areni Wine Festival" gives a great opportunity to discover A...

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Erebuni-Yerevan
14-10-2019

Yerevan’s one of the ancient cities in the world. And the naming of the city is interpreted in various interesting ways. One interpretation refers to Noah and his ark. According to it, Noah’s ark landed on Masis and as he came out of it, he...

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Visit us at WTM London
04-11-2019

We will be pleased to welcome you at our stand at WTM London on 11/04-11/06/19. We will be under the stand of Silk Road Destination.

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Yerevan Wine Days
05-05-2019

Discover some of Yerevan’s best wines and wine bars.
Yerevan Wine Days is an annual street festival gathering the true oenophiles on Saryan Street - a bustling hub of Yerevan’s young and innovative wine scene.
The two-day event fe...

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Yerevan Color Run
30-09-2019

Running has never been this fun. The annual Yerevan Color Run is a 5K race through Armenia’s capital city. At the starting line, participants warm up by listening to energetic music. Throughout the race, which winds through Yerevan’s centra...

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Vardavar in Drakhtik
08-07-2019

Vardavar is the famous Armenian holiday of splashing each other with water and spending it in Drakhtik makes it way more fun and interesting.
Usually on the last weekend of July in the village of Drakhtik the festival takes place with the aim to p...

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Tea and Coffee Festival
28-09-2019

Warm your soul with tea and coffee on a nice Armenian autumn day.
The Tea and Coffee Festival in Yerevan brings together tea and coffee lovers at Swan Lake - one of the most beautiful public spaces in Yerevan. Visitors stroll around the lake on a ...

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SunChild International Environmental festival
20-07-2019

Building public awareness of nature, wildlife and the environment.
SunChild international environmental film festival is the first environmental film festival in the South Caucasus region. Over the past nine years, SunChild has screened more than ...

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Areni Wine Festival
06-10-2019

Taste the world’s most ancient - and arguably most delicious - wines at the Areni Wine Festival.
In 2011, archaeologists discovered the world’s oldest winery dating back 6,000 years in Areni Cave. Armenian winemakers today are reinvigo...

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1000 Years of Village Life Festival
30-08-2019

 

Experience rural Armenian life. The 1000 Years of Village Life Festival is all about rural traditions where visitors can become familiar...

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Armenia on the Crossroads of Peace Festival
08-09-2019

 
The perfect hub for all lovers of cultural diversity. This multi-day and multi-city Festival promotes peace and cultural understanding. Held in Byurakan, Pambak, Ashtarak, and Yerevan, Armenia on the Crossroads of Peace Festival serves as b...

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FITUR 2019
27-01-2019

 
FITUR is a global meeting point for tourism professionals and the leading trade fair for inbound and outbound Ibero American markets.
In 2018 FITUR has beaten the participation record with 10,190 exhibiting companies from 165 countries...

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Arts and Crafts Festival
09-09-2019

Celebrate and experience real cultural revival with Armenia’s oldest traditions. The Arts and Crafts Festival, held in Dilijan, promotes regionally-specific arts and crafts, including decorative arts like pottery, blacksmithing, woodworking, and ...

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Honey and Berry Festival
12-08-2019

The perfect mix of flavors in the heart of Armenian nature. The Honey and Berry Festival is a two-day festival in Berd, dedicated to promoting agriculture, beekeeping, arts and crafts, and tourism. The Festival opens with a jazz concert. Visitors can t...

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HayBuis Festival
30-06-2019

Learn about Armenia’s local herbs in the heart of nature.
Ask any Armenian—herbs are essential to any meal. The HayBuis Festival, translated as “Armenian Herb,” celebrates these special ingredients and the traditional know...

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Hamov-Hotov Yerevan Holiday Dishes Festival
10-06-2019

National cuisine is considered to be an important cultural card for every nation and there is not a single tourist who will not be interested in visited country’s cuisine. Armenia also has festivals devoted to national cuisine, one of which is Ha...

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Gata Festival
22-09-2019

Satisfy your sweet tooth at the Gata Festival in Khachik village.
Located at 1800-1900 meters above sea level, Khachik is perched atop the Vayots Dzor highlands. Every fall the village gathers for a festival to celebrate gata - the delicious Armen...

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DJ & Mash-up Festival
12-08-2019

Spend the international youth day, surrounded by good music and good company.
The DJ mash-up festival brings together famous DJs and groups that play both Armenian mash-ups and foreign music, that brings together all generations.
This music f...

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“Bed & Bread” Rural Tourism Festival
14-07-2019

During this festival Ararat province transforms into cafes and dining halls, as the community open their houses and host what might be considered as one of the most fun festival in Armenia.
The aim of this festival is to develop tourism in the vil...

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The Pan-Armenian Khorovats Festival
18-08-2019

Armenia is one of the best places to taste a delicious barbecue which is an inseparable part of Armenians’ lives. They have their version of the name for the dish known as barbecue; it is – “Khorovats,” which means “roast....

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Mulberry Festival
07-07-2019

Mulberry or Syunik's Goods Festival is one of the most expected festivals of summer.  Two things that Armenians love to do is to eat tastily and show others what kind of tasty foods, healthy vegetables, and berries we have. This one is the combina...

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Mec Poor - Big Bonfire Festival
29-09-2019

Indulge in Armenia’s tastiest potatoes, nice music and welcoming people.
Mec Poor Festival is a celebration of one of the most hospitable regions of Armenia - Gavar in Gegharkunik region. As the motto of the event states, “People of Ga...

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Sevan Music Festival
11-08-2019

Sevan Music Festival is the only festival that is dedicated to Lake Sevan, the main slogan of which is #ThankyouSevan. It takes place in the second week (Saturday and Sunday) of August. The event aims to gather all positive and creative young people fr...

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Huso Aragast International Song Festival
20-07-2019

 

Huso Aragast, which means “Sail of Hope,” is a music festival, named after a very famous Armenian song.
The Festival pr...

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Street workout Festival
30-11-2019

 

Fitness lovers unite.
During the Street Workout Festival, fitness lovers gather at Freedo...

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Ecotourism Festival
08-07-2019

What is ecotourism? Ecotourism is a tour which aims to acquaint people with nature, its separate compounds (for ex. Landscapes, historical monuments, certain species of plants and animals) and historical memorials.
With the efforts of “Assoc...

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Snowman: Snow Art Festival
17-02-2019

Unleash your creativity in the cold - make snow art that stands out.
The Snowman Festival is a two-day festival in the town of Jermuk in the Vayots Dzor region - the wintertime haven of Armenia. At the Festival, visitors have the opportunity to ta...

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JATA Tourism Expo Japan
24-09-2019

 JATA is growing as a leading international event in the tourism sector. Its goal is to promote domestic, overseas and inbound tourism. Visit us at our stand from the 24-27 September 2019.

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Raspberry Festival
13-07-2019

The annual Raspberry Festival is held in the Ashotavan community of Sisian, Syunik province, where—locals claim—the most delicious and sweetest raspberries grow.
During the Festival, which occurs in the midst of raspberry season, raspb...

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