Easter is the celebration of Resurrection of Christ. Christ rose from the dead, by means of His Death He destroyed Death and granted eternal life. In Armenian the word Easter is translated as “Zatik” and means “being separated from sin”. On the day of the Easter feast Armenians dye eggs red as a symbol of fruitful life, salvation and joy. A very famous Armenian scientist and philosopher St. Gregory of Tatev considers the egg to be the symbol of the world, the shell of which is the sky, the membrane is the air, the white is the water and the yolk is the earth. Dyeing eggs red symbolizes the salvation of the world by means of Blood of Christ. In Armenia people may have some fun as well. People usually fight their eggs to see whose egg is stronger and they may even bet on this. On Easter day the faithful welcome each other on the occasion of the Glorious Resurrection of Christ conveying the great tiding: “Christ is Risen from the dead” and receive the answer: “Blessed is the Resurrection of Christ.”
Why Armenia for Easter?
The world’s oldest Christian country celebrates this holiday with greatest joy, happiness and faith as the testimony of belief, hope, and love of this old nation. Here only in the world you can celebrate it with warm family atmosphere, kind people and see the unique traditions for this holiday, as well as taste the nations meals and dishes served only during Easter.