"Winter Festival. Armenia 2009" To Be Held In Yerevan From December


Noyan Tapan
Dec 11, 2009

YEREVAN, DECEMBER 11, NOYAN TAPAN. "Winter Festival. Armenia 2009" will
be held in Yerevan from December 17 to January 5 on the initiative
of Kanachastan NGO and with the assistance of the RA Ministry of
Economy. Director of Deem Communications company Raffi Niziblian said
at the December 9 press conference that the purpose of the festival
is to have a good time during the winter, especially on pre-holiday
and holiday days, and to make Yerevan more colorful.

"We are organizing this festival for a second time, and this time the
program will include more events and participants. 2 thousand people
participated in the parade last year, and this time we expect over
3 thousand participants," R. Niziblian said.

According to Head of the Tourism and Territorial Economic Development
Department of the RA Ministry of Economy Mekhak Apresian, the festival
is expanding year by year and has a chance to become a festival
of international importance as it will attract tourists from other

The opening ceremony of "Winter Festival. Armenia 2009" will take place
at Arno Babajanian Concert Hall. An exhibition of Christmas trees will
be held in Lovers’ Park on December 18, and a winter parade with the
participation of numerous dance and theatrical groups from Yerevan
and regions is scheduled for December 19.

The festival program also envisages a display and tasting of holiday
dishes, as well as winter games and an open-air concert. The festival
will finish on January 5 in the yard of Surb Katoghike Church with
a performance symbolizing Christ’s birth.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS