Armenia 2014: calendar reds

March 3, 2015 - Travel to Armenia

Did you miss out anything memorable of Armenia 2014? Alas… One cannot turn back time to experience everything. The good news is you can just scroll down to learn about the most outstanding festivities, events and moments of Armenia 2014 right now. Here they are:

Took Place:

February 15 | The Feast of Saint Sargis

Salk Cookie Saint Sargis Feast

/ Saint Sargis is the patron of the young and those in love. The tradition says if a single person eats salt cookie on the eve of the feast of Saint Sargis and goes to bed without drinking water, he or she will see the future spouse in the dream. /

March 2 | Celebrating one of the Apostolic Church feasts ”Barekendan”

Barekendan 2014

/ The word barekendan should be interpreted from Armenian «բարեկենդան» as ”good living”. Celebration of Barekendan involves, festive masquerades, feasts, games and is followed by days of fasting and abstinence. /

May 31 | International Dog Show in Yerevan

International Dog Show in Yerevan 2014

June 25 | Armen Babakhanyan, Vahagn Hayrapetyan and Tigran Hamasyan Concert 

June 28 | First time in Armenia “Taraz Fest” was organized in Arpi village in Shirak Province of Armenia 

Taraz Fest Armenia

/ Taraz is the National Armenian dress. Various types of dresses were showcased, and the participants enjoyed traditional sports, food, songs and dances. /

July 13-20 | Golden Apricot 11th Yerevan International Film Festival 

Golden Apricot 11 Festival

/ “Golden Apricot” is an International Film Festival held in Yerevan, Armenia since 2004. The main aim is to present new works of world cinematography in Armenia. Works of cinematographers of Armenian origin are also presented during the film festival. /

July 3 | Etihad’s First Flight To Yerevan

Etihad flies to Armenia

July 16 | “Udul” Tolma Festival organized in Sardarapat, Armavir Province of Armenia

Tolma Festival

/ Tolma is one of the most popular national meat dishes in Armenia. /

July 19-20 | Watermelon Festival organized in the capital city of Yerevan

Watermelon Festival 2014

July 27 | The Holiday of Vardavar  

Vardavar 2014

/ Armenians celebrate this summer holiday by suddenly throwing cold water on strangers and each other. Vardavar is celebrated fourteen weeks after the Easter. /

August 17 | Shamshadin Honey and Berry Festival in Berd, Tavush Province of Armenia

Honey and Berry Festival

/ It was already the 3rd annual honey and berry festival held in Berd. The motive of the festival is to contribute to the economic and social development of this remote region. /

August 22 | Yerevan Beer Fest was held near the area of the Swan Lake of the capital city of Yerevan

Beer Festival Yerevan

/ Twelve beer producing organizations and pubs took part in the festival. /

September 6 | Armenian Barbecue Festival in Akhtala, Lori Province of Armenia

Barbecue Fest 2014

September 13 |  The 1st teapot paragliding tournament in Armenia

Paragliding Armenia

September 20 | Golden Wheat Festival in Vardenis in Gegharkunik, Aragatsotn Province of Armenia

Golden Wheat Festival 2014

October 1-8 | HIGH Fest International Theater Festival included dramatic, musical, puppet performances

High Fest 2014

October 3-5 | Areni Wine Festival

Wine Fest Areni

/ Historically, Armenian girls and women were not allowed to take part in wine-making ceremony. But, with the passage of time some traditions have changed. /

October 5 | Arts and Crafts Festival in Gyumri, Shirak Province of Armenia

Arts and Crafts Gyumri

October 11 | Erebuni-Yerevan 2796 Celebrations

Erebuni Yerevan

October 11 | UWC Dilijan College opens in Armenia

UWC Dilijan opening

/ UWC Dilijan is the First International School of the UWC Network in Eastern Europe and the CIS. /

November 18 | Kite Day in Artanish, Gegharkunik Province of Armenia

Kite Day Armenia

December 12 | Opening of Armenia’s first HAYP Pop-Up Gallery in the capital of Yerevan

HAYP PopUP Gallery

December 21 | Winter Fest Armenia

Winterfest Armenia

December 21 | Concert of Forceful Feelings mobile professional ballet company and Tigran Hamasyan

December 27-28 | HayFilm Non Stop 

State Youth Orchestra of Armenia

/ A series of concerts by State Youth Orchestra of Armenia, which performed soundtracks of famous Armenian films. /

December 31 | New Year 2015 Celebrations

New Year 2015

Took Press:

The Guardian about Armenian renown director Sergei Parajanov

The Guardian

Lavash Armenian bread, the intangible heritage according to UNESCO


Impressions of Armenia by The Moscow Times


The Armenian Genocide Museum one of ten of the most important memorial museums in the world according to the Culture Trip


Yerevan one of the ten destinations on the rise according to the Trip Advisor


CNN International featured Armenia as part of its On the Road series in December

Took Shot:

The Armenian tricolor in sunset

Armenian Tricolor

Unexpected snow in spring: March 30, Yerevan 

Marko Ukkola Snow in March 2014

First snow in Autumn: November 26, Yerevan

Edgar Harutyunyan First Snow 2014

Arevakhach: Armenian eternity sign in Eurovision 2014 Song Contest


Paragliding over Lake Sevan: accidentally taken exceptional shot in Tsovagyugh

Paragliding over Sevan

The honored guest of the 11th Golden Apricot Film Festival: renowned South Korean filmmaker Kim Ki-duk


Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen and Levon Aronian visit Tatev Monastery

Aronian visits Tatev Monastery

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On our part, we intend to follow the goats to see where 2015 will take us…


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