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What’s up Kalavan (Video)

translated from Armenian into English by M.Vardanyan
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Nature Lovers’ Pageant on May 30, 2017 (Video)

Nature Lovers’ Pageant on May 30, 2017 (...

On May 30, 2017, from 17:00 to 20:00 at Lovers’ Park took place a pageant of nature lovers, the aim of which was to bring up in children love to the nature.  The event started with a concert. Then there were children’s games, the winners of which received prizes of nature lovers. They received the prizes from hands of one of the organizers of the event Karine Panosyan, who wore a mask of a squirrel this year. She gave the prizes to the little audience, who answered correctly to her questions without the help of their parents. People with the images of the nature...
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“Noah’s Ark” Complex will be built in Armenia, on the Hill Overlooking Ararat

“Noah’s Ark” Complex will be built in Ar...

15.05.2017 In Armenia, it is envisaged to build “Noah’s Ark” historical, cultural, scientific and educational complex: for this purpose there has been established a foundation, which is called “Let’s Build Nationwide”. NEWS.am is informed from the foundation that it is suggested to combine the capabilities of all Armenians for the realization of the idea, which has a global significance. The Ark will be built on the hill overlooking Mount Ararat. It will have the same appearance and sizes, as described in the Bible. The length is 300 stands, i.e. 132 meters,...
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Ten Wonders of Armenia (Video)

translated from Armenian into English by M.Vardanyan
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Yerevan Wine Days on May 5 and 6, 2017

Yerevan Wine Days on May 5 and 6, 2017

“Areni” Festival Foundation, with the support of Yerevan Municipality and Anna Mazmanyan, has organized the event “Yerevan Wine Days”. It took place on May 5 and 6, 2017, at 19:00 to 23:00 o’clock, in one of the central and the most colorful corners of Yerevan – on Saryan street, the intersection of Pushkin and Tumanyan streets. The goal of the event was to promote tourism in Armenia and to ensure the recognition of our country as the ancient cradle of wine. The honored guests of the event “Yerevan Wine Days” were Maria Zhelikhovskaya...
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7000 Year Old DNA Found in Artsakh Cave Matches Genes of Modern Armenians

7000 Year Old DNA Found in Artsakh Cave ...

November 22, 2016 AZOKH, Nagorno-Karabakh (People of Ar)—Scholars from Britain, US, Denmark and Armenia led by Professor Levon Yepiskoposyan have been examining prehistoric caves near the village of Azokh in Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh) and found unique artifacts from different periods, among them a tooth from a human who lived 7000 years ago. Due to the cave’s climate DNA was preserved inside the tooth and was send to Copenhagen University’s genetics department (in Denmark) for examination. The results of this inquiry have revealed that the genetic makeup of the tooth...
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Celestial Maps of Gegham Mountain: The Unique Rock Art of Armenia

Celestial Maps of Gegham Mountain: The U...

16 APRIL, 2016 – 15:02 LILIT MKHITARYAN Celestial Maps of Gegham Mountain: The Unique Rock Art of Armenia (Read the article on one page) In the volcanic Gegham and Vardenis Mountains of Armenia, architect Suren Petrosyan discovered unique and mysterious astrological rock art paintings. Experts have different opinions on the creation chronology of the rock art paintings found in the basin of Lake Sevan and along the slopes of Mount Aragats. Some think these rock art paintings were created in the third to second millennium BC, others claim about the fifth to fourth...
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A Number of Constructions were found in the Territory of Republic Square

A Number of Constructions were found in ...

During the construction works in the territory of Republic Square in 2003, there were found a number of constructions, which were immediately ruined. Thanks to Gohar Asasyan for the provision of the material! the material is taken...
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Snowman-2017

Snowman-2017

January 18, 2017 The Festival of Snow Sculptures, which is called “Snowman-2017”, will host its visitors in Jermuk on February 17-19 for already the fifth time. It was told by the president of “Jermuk Development Center” NGO Vazgen Galstyan during his interview with Armenpress. “The whole idea and goal of launching the festival was to try to extend winter tourism period. We hold the festival in February because there are relatively more or less people in Jermuk during December and January. In this case the hotels and businesses of the sphere of tourism will...
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The Mystery of Orion Constellation and Tatev Rocking Pillar (Video)

The Mystery of Orion Constellation and T...

On August 11, 3 stars of Orion constellation appeared in a perpendicular position above the “Gavazan” (cane, wand) pillar, which is located in Tatev monastic complex. On August 11, in any part of the world, the zone of Orion cannot appear in a perpendicular position. the material is taken from goo.gl/gk9GqJ translated from Armenian into English...
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On New Year’s Eve at Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin there will take place the Service of Pomegranate-Blessing

On New Year’s Eve at Mother See of Holy ...

Under the presidency of His Holiness Garegin II Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians there has been approved a new order of blessing. According to it, every year, on New Year’s Eve, at 00:30 o’clock in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin and in all the churches of the Armenian Church at the end of the Prayer of Thanks there will be offered the service of pomegranate blessing. It is reported from the Information Center of Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. In the Armenian tradition, as a national symbol pomegranate has the meaning of life, blossom and...
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On September 25, 2016, Gata Festival in ...

On September 25, 2016 in Khachik village took place the Gata festival, which has already become traditional. Then the head of the village Mr. Vardan Nersisyan greeted the guests. After the roundelay around the Gata, it was treated to the guests. And the wonderful musical performances continued until the evening. Author: H....
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Wine Festival Artsakh (Video)

Wine Festival Artsakh (Video)

If you happen to come to Armenia, don’t forget to plan a trip to the non-recognized Republic of Nagorno-Karabagh (also known as Artsakh). You would ask yourself why you should do that. Well the answer is very clear it has an amazing nature, historical sights and hospitable people. Every year after the harvest of grape takes place people gather to celebrate. For already three years in Togh village, Hadrut region festival of wine takes place. Before planning your trip please check the dates. The village has a very long history and played an important role for the region....
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On August 21, 2016 Honey and Berry Festival in Berd Town of Tavush Region (video)

On August 21, 2016 Honey and Berry Festi...

On August 21, 2016 in Berd Town of Tavush Region took place the Honey and Berry Festival. The event has been taking place since 2012. The beekeepers, farmers and manufacturers of Berd Town and adjacent regions take part in the festival. The visitors gladly bought the tasty honey of the region, as well as the beautiful works presented at the exhibition-sale of local hand-made items. Unfortunately, this year there were no berries to be sold, because for some reason the nature has decided not to grant people with berries. In the frameworks of the festival, there were...
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Navasard Celebration on August 11, 2016

Navasard Celebration on August 11, 2016

On August 10, 2016 on the initiative of Mr. Vazgen Gevorgyan, approximately 50 people left for Karahunj from 3 a.m. to celebrate the ancient Armenian New Year – Navasard. On their way, in the Culture House of Sisian Town, they watched the documentary movie Karktik shot by Nikolay Davtyan. The duration of the film is 50 minutes. After that, Vazgen Gevorgyan presented the members of the group further plans for that day. At night, from 3 a.m. the group celebrated Navasard in Karahunj and at 8 o’clock in the morning having received quite a lot of emotions the group...
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Raspberry Festival on August 7, 2016  (video)

Raspberry Festival on August 7, 2016 (v...

On August 7, at 11:00 o’clock in MJA Resort of Ashotavan Community of  Sisian Region took place a “Raspberry Festival” titled “People of Syunik Region Treat You”. The main organizers of the event were World Vision Armenia and “Victoria Raspberry Producers’ Group”. The aim of the event was to support the sustainable development of raspberry value chain in the region by contributing to the economic empowerment of rural communities. For the visitors in different pavilions were organized treatment of raspberry, gata, and other national dishes, which were...
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“Herbs of Armenia” Festival in Yenokavan Community of Tavush Region on July 2, 2016 (Video)

“Herbs of Armenia” Festival in Yenokavan...

On July 2, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Yenokavan community of Tavush Region took place the festival “Herbs of Armenia”. The organizers have succeeded to organize a very interesting festival and to present to the audience different events. They carried out the festival in four different platforms – “near the lakes”, “in the field”, “near the hunting houses”, “in the hippodrome”. The opening ceremonytook place at 10:30, on the platform “near the lakes”. After that, the announcer approached the table of the Republic of Lithuania. Then the...
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ARMENIA – Once in a Lifetime Journ...

Published on Jun 12, 2016 ARMENIA – Once in a Lifetime Journey! (with Laura McKenzie’s Traveler) The Award Winning Travel Host Laura McKenzie takes viewers on a Once in a Lifetime Journey through the Historic Nation of Armenia during a One-Hour TV Special (April 19, 2016). “Laura McKenzie’s Traveler” is the number one travel show on broadcast television across the US. In this new primetime special, Laura McKenzie gives a firsthand account of her explorations through Armenia, including destinations like the capital city of Yerevan, the ancient...
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The Day of Artsakh Wine Festival has been  Approved

The Day of Artsakh Wine Festival has bee...

June 22, 2016 The day of organizing the 3rd Artsakh Wine Festival has been moved. This year it will be organized on September 17 in the village Togh of Hadrout region. The festival program is still being developed, but it will soon be presented to the public.  It is worth noting that the 1st  and the 2nd Artsakh Wine Festivals were held on the 3rd Saturday of October, but taking into consideration risky weather conditions of the season and the applications of the festival participants it is expedient to move it on the 3rd Saturday of September. Exhibition-sales of...
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Vordan Karmir may enter UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list

Vordan Karmir may enter UNESCO Intangibl...

It’s known that Porphyrophora hamelii was used in the coloring process of the famous Pazyryk Rug (Republic of Altay, 5 c. BC) Cochineal worm, along with bees and silkworms, has been domesticated for production of a red colored matter called karmin. There are three kinds of this worm living in the world: Armenian, Mexican and Polish, the last being found throughout Europe. March 2, 2016 PanARMENIAN.Net - The paint extracted from the Armenian cochineal worm was considered the best. Named Porphyrophora hamelii, it’s an endemic of Solonchak desert located along the...