Armenia Pictures: The tourism industry of Armenia will continue to convene tourists this year on its own, which has become traditional, holidays and festivals.
The decoration of any festival or celebration. Professional percussionists perform in various styles and directions. This ethnic show – from the shaman to the Celtic, and show programs for corporate parties and New Year’s parties, and a unique show on metal barrels.
According to the Russian information portal instyle.ru, “Armenia has become a tourist trend, and is gradually pushing Georgia off the pedestal of universal love, breaking records for attendance among Russians and surprising with its affordable beauty, culture, cuisine and hospitality.”
Along the street with a glass of wine
Among the most interesting events, the site marks the Yerevan Wine Days festival, which will be held May 1 – 2. Not so long ago, Armenia returned to its origins, opening more and more wineries and restaurants. It’s no secret that the Armenians especially value this royal drink and it was in honor of it that for several years in a row, Yerevan residents and guests have been celebrating Yerevan Wine Days on Saryan Street in the capital on the first Friday and Saturday of May. Walking freely with a glass of wine, the festival guests will get acquainted with the best producers of wines and other alcoholic beverages, enjoy national snacks and dishes.
Battle of the Cooks
The most delicious dish – Armenian dolma is dedicated to a separate festival, which will be held on May 20, an hour and a half drive from Yerevan in the village of Khnaberd, next to the Sardarapat complex. There, guests will have the opportunity to taste dolma varieties as original dishes from the most famous chefs of the country, who organize a competition among themselves, offering guests their own recipes. It offers national songs and dances and the cozy Voskeni winery, located near the festival venue.
Sheep shearing as an ancient tradition of ancestors
Not far from the great monastery of Tatev, in a village called Hot, June 9 will be one of the most authentic holidays in Armenia. Guests will have the opportunity to participate in a competition for shearing sheep’s wool, from which luxurious national rugs are then woven. The festival is accompanied by Armenian folk songs and dances. Guests will also have the opportunity to try food and drinks prepared by residents of neighboring villages.
Bucket and Water Gun Day
On July 19, during the hottest time of the year, the Armenians did not miss the opportunity to freshen up slightly. On this day, going out into the street, it is impossible to stay dry, because all the people pour water on each other. The origins of the celebration come from a pagan holiday in honor of the goddess of love and beauty Astghik, but now it is considered the traditional day of the Transfiguration of the Lord.
Let’s trample the grapes! Armenia Pictures
In the village of Areni, October 3 this year, one of the largest festivals in the country will be held. The whole charm of this holiday is that the guests of the celebration will be able to participate in the process of making wines from the best grape varieties. According to tradition, the first harvest is blessed on this day and crushed with its feet in huge barrels.
Earlier, Arminfo reported that in 2019, 1.7 million tourists visited Armenia, which is 10.5% more than in 2018. According to the information of the British Internet publication Independent, with reference to the January publication of the UN Tourism World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) study, the World Tourism Organization (Armenia) is among the twenty fastest growing tourist destinations in the world. Armenia takes the 12th place in the ranking with tourism growth of 14.4% in 2019. #Armenia Pictures:
Armenia was also among the champions in the growth of tourist flow from Russia. According to the Interfax-Tourism version, Russians visited Armenia in 2019 at 45.2% more often than a year earlier. “Armenia is growing mainly due to independent tourism and business trips. The country is colorful, the food is delicious,” said Irina Tyurina, spokeswoman for the Russian Union of Travel Industry (PCT).#Armenia Pictures: