Top Armenian Festivals and Events in 2019 [Infographic]


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In 2019 more than 30 festivals are going to take place in Armenia.

The festivals, such as musical, gastronomical, wine will not leave indifferent any of the guests of the country!

They are held in Yerevan and other large cities, as well as in small villages among picturesque mountain landscapes.

EAT, PRAY AND LOVE IN ARMENIA




Kudos to you, if you caught the title reference of the famous book and the movie!

So, what does it really mean to eat, pray and love in Armenia?  

As a country proudly serving all kinds of delicious food, Armenia has a lot to offer for every taste. As the first nation to adopt Christianity as our official religion, it should also not come in as a surprise that the country has countless ancient churches that both visitors and locals admire. 


Let’s go through each of these segments one by one. 

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


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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.

ACTIVE REST IN ARMENIA IN WINTER AND MOUNTAIN SKI RESORTS



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.

NATIONAL ARMY DAY 2019 IN ARMENIA


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.

NATIONAL ARMY DAY: HISTORY


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.