Gyumri to host ‘Lentuda’ Arts and Crafts festival

Armenpress News Agency , Armenia

Gyumri to host 'Lentuda' Arts and Crafts festival

YEREVAN, MAY 17, ARMENPRESS. Gyumri will host new tourism festival.

On July 29 Arts and Crafts festival, entitled ‘Lenduta’, will be held
in the second largest city of Armenia.

During the festival, Alexandrapol-Gyumri traditional arts, crafts,
with theatrical performances and concerts, will be presented.

“Usually it is perceived that it is hot in Armenia in July and it
would be better not to visit the country in that period. Moreover,
tourism activeness decreases to some extent. But in July it is the
best season in Gyumri, weather is wonderful”, Aleksan Ter-Minasyan,
director of Gyumri’s Berlin Art Hotel, told a press conference in

The festival will launch in the evening of July 28, with a festive
concert. Next day march will be held in the streets of Gyumri. The
program will continue until late at night.

“Starting from 21:30, the central square will be turned into an
Italian square, it will be in the form of a big cafe where people can
order something. We have talked with the administrations of hotels,
restaurants, we hope they will ensure that part. The aim is not just
to eat, but to organize screening of musical movies about Gyumri in
the big screen”, Aleksan Ter-Minasyan said.

First Vice-President of State Tourism Committee Mekhak Apresyan said
the festival is expected to be held annually.

“Gyumri will be presented with its arts and crafts, taste and smell.
This is good example of public-private sector cooperation. Gyumri has
great potential to become a regional tourism center. Preconditions
exist, two airlines operate flights from Gyumri. We are going to
contribute to Gyumri’s development through various events, including
this festival”, Mekhak Apresyan said.