All Festivals of 2015 in Armenia

Armenian festivals 2015

11 April – Fish Festival

The festival is held in the town of Abovyan (located 10 km north-east of Yerevan) Kotayk region. The festival will feature both traditional and new dishes based on fish.

16th May, Dolma Festival

The festival is held at the memorial complex “Sardarapat” in Armavir region. The festival aims to popularize Armenian dishes, where guests show cabbage varieties and are familiar with the recipes for their preparation. On this day, there is a competition for the title of the original version of the ancient dishes.

On weekdays and holidays this dish decorated tables of every Armenian family. Event attendees can try dolma prepared by each of the participants and give their assessment. Also on this day is a holiday ritual food – participants can get acquainted with the national dishes of the Armenian people. Celebrations are accompanied by songs, dances and various competitions.

13th June Bread in the Mountains

The festival is held at the fortress of Erebuni in Yerevan. The festival aims to show visitors the history of bread and also its relationship to the rites of the Armenian people.

Festival mulberry (mulberry) – NKR

June 27, 2015 \ last Saturday of June \ venue-Karabakh in the vicinity of the fortress Amarayr

NKR, mulberry festival held near Fortress Amaras

Festival “Gifts of Syunik”

The first Saturday of July \ July 4, 2015  \ place Goris

The festival will be held in Goris (located 240 km from Yerevan).

Guests can follow the process of making mulberry vodka and, of course, on the spot to taste this drink.

As part of the festival will be held tasting and other food and drinks, traditional Syunik. Will be an exhibition and sale of products of local craftsmen and women-handy people. The festival will not be without folk songs and dances.

11-12 August  Navasard Festival

(old Armenian New Year)

During the festival Armenian national dishes prepared during the celebration of the New Year are presented. A major role in the festival plays Tandoor – a clay oven, which dug into the ground with a clay-covered edges on the bottom which fueled the fire. It was prepared not only for food, it can heat their homes. Tandoor – a symbol of prosperity, as in it dishes and traditional bread – lavash are baked.

August 15 – Festival of carpets

The second Saturday of August

The festival is held in the town of Dilijan (distance from Yerevan 100 km) in the Tavush region.

The festival will feature master from all corners of Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh.

Apart from the traditional exhibition and sale of Armenian carpets, guests will have the opportunity to see the works of applied art of Armenian artists.

August 16 -Festival honey and berries

The festival is held in the town of Dilijan (distance from Yerevan 100 km) in the Tavush region.

The festival will feature master from all corners of Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh.

Apart from the traditional exhibition and sale of Armenian carpets, guests will have the opportunity to see the works of applied art of Armenian artists.

September 12 – 13 – barbecue festival

The festival is held in the town of Akhtala (distance from Yerevan 185 km) in the Lori region.

The festival will feature both professional chefs and amateur cooks from different regions of Armenia, representing more than 40 varieties of kebabs. The festival provides a number of other events, including a concert of Armenian national song and dance, traditional games. The festival will have three nominations – best taste, the best design and the best idea.

From 1 st to October 10 – International Theatre festival

The festival is held in Yerevan. The festival usually appear several theater groups from different countries. (In a short time we will send you more details).

October 2-3, Wine Festival

Vayotsdzor area and Rind village Areni

The festival is held in the villages  Areni, Rind Vayotsdzor area.

Wine Festival offers bright, colorful and spectacular parade of the best winemakers and accompanied by traditional dances and songs.During the Festival of wine you can taste the best of the best Armenian wines that are highly appreciated by European consumers

Festival  of Gata

October 10, 2015 in Vayots Dzor, in the village of Khachik

Festival of Armenian gata will be held, which is held for the third time where you become an eyewitness of the world’s largest gata baked in the village of Khachik.

During the festival you can participate in the following activities:

  • national songs and dances
  • national games
  • competition preparation gata
  • horse riding
  • homemade noodles
  • visit the small village museum
  • try different evident cooked at home
  • exhibition and sale of works of art and crafts
  • also you can be a witness to domestic cooking samagona

More information can be found on page GATA Festival / Գաթայի Փառատոն on the official page of Facebook.

Wine Festival in Artsakh (Karabakh)

From now on Artsakh wine festival will be held every year on the third Saturday of October.

October 17th, in the village of Tor Hadrut region of Nagorno Karabakh

The territory of the State Historical and Cultural Reserve “Togsky Palace Melikov.”

Wine festival full of various events. During the festival will be organized display of the best wines of Artsakh ,Artsakh traditional manufacturing methods, as well as tasting the best wines of Artsakh. It is also planned an extensive cultural program, concerts, exhibitions and tasting traditional dishes of Artsakh.

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