WCIT (World Congress on Information technology) 2019 in Armenia

WCIT (World Congress on Information technology) 2019 is going to take place in the capital of Armenia –Yerevan, reports the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technologies of Armenia.

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 Derendez, which means “sheaf of hay in front of your house” in Armenian symbolizing a wish for a good harvest.


Armenia is not in vain called a land of sun. The number of sunny days per year reaches to 250 days in the Ararat valley. On average, the amount of sunshine duration is up to 58%, and in a warm period the duration of sunshine is annually 82-87%. This is because it is located in the subtropical zone.
Armenia is a mountainous country
It is also known that Armenia is a mountainous country. Therefore, in its territory there is not only a subtropical climate, but also a continental and a temperate. In Yerevan and throughout the Ararat valley, the climate is dry continental with hot summers, moderately cold winters with little snow. In the lowlands, near the north and east of the Ararat valley, the climate is moderately dry, with warm summers and moderately cold winters. In the midlands of the central part of the country, at altitudes of 1500–1800 m, the climate is temperate, with warm summers and cold winters. In the northeast of the country (Tavush) and the southeast of Meghri at altitudes less than 1000m, the climate is dry subtropical. Here summer is long and hot and winter is mild, with little snow or snowless. At altitudes of 1800-3000 m, the climate is moderately cold, humid, and the average annual rainfall is 800-900 mm.


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.


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.

Christmas in Armenia

Christmas time is here. Happiness and cheer. The most heartwarming time with family and friends is coming. It is a time of God showing His great love for us. It is a time of healing and renewed strength. This holiday of great joy is celebrated in various parts of the world differently. Let’s have a look at the Christmas traditions in one of the ancient countries of the world- Armenia.

Armenian Apostolic Church celebrates the Christ’s Nativity and Baptism on January 6th with solemn ceremonies. 
But in the whole world Christmas is celebrated on various days because of differences in Julian and Gregorian calendars.
 All Christian churches celebrated Christ’s birth on January 6th until the 4th century when the date was changed to December 25 by the Roman Empire. 
Catholic Church celebrates Christmas on December 25 according to the Julian calendar and the Orthodox Church celebrates it on January 7 according to the Gregorian calendar. Being the first country to accept Christianity, Armenia has preserved the first day chosen for Christmas: it is celebrated on the 6th of January and is the feast of the birth and revelation of the Jesus Christ
Armenia also preserved the original form of the feast, commemorating not only the birth but also the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan on January 6th.

New Year in Armenia

The most wonderful time of the year is coming and it is a great time to think about discovering something new and interesting. 

New Year tours to Armenia are a wonderful opportunity for you to celebrate the main event of 2018 and 2019 in a new environment, to experience new traditions of New Year and Christmas and to enjoy the hospitality of Armenians. 

It is the most cheerful, significant and beautiful event in Armenia, which gives faith in the aspirations, hopes for positive change and high expectations for the coming year.