Armenia on the Crossroad of Peace Festival

The perfect hub for all lovers of cultural diversity.

Armenia on the Crossroad of Peace Festival
mapByurakan, Ashtarak, Yerevan calendar 19/09/2020 > 24/09/2020 iconsFree

This multi-day and multi-city Festival promotes peace and cultural understanding.

Held in Byurakan, Pambak, Ashtarak, and Yerevan, Armenia on the Crossroads of Peace Festival serves as both a national festival and a cultural exchange program, establishing relationships between participating nations and promoting cultural heritage.

Participants from countries like Czech Republic, Lithuania, and Italy present their traditional culture, including songs, dances, musical instruments, national costumes and handmade crafts - an excellent opportunity to satisfy your inner cultural geek and enjoy yourself among talented people from all over the world.

UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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Tolma Festival

23.05 > 23.05

Every year food lovers from Armenia and beyond gather to celebrate and eat as many tolma as possible.

Tolma is a stuffed vegetable dish that is common in Armenia and the surrounding regions. This annual event is all about cooking and eating, as Armenian tolma-makers gather to prepare tolma using forgotten and rare recipes. Cooks take part in a competition for the most unique recipe. During the Festival, visitors have the chance to taste more than 60 types of dolma filled with lamb, lenten, mushroom, basturma, and countless other ingredients.

Wear stretchy pants and be prepared to indulge in this most delicious piece of the Armenian cuisine.

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Sheep Shearing Festival

06.06 > 06.06

Do you ever wonder where wool comes from?
At the annual Sheep Shearing Festival in Syunik’s Khot village, visitors can experience the thousands of years old tradition of shearing sheep to produce wool yarns. Traditionally these yarns were then used to weave carpets and other textiles for practical use. Watch locals participate in shearing competitions, buy wool and other locally-made products, enjoy music and dance, and try homemade food and drinks unique to the region. The festival is organized by Strategic Development Agency NGO to promote local products, traditions and culture of Vayots Dzor, Syunik, Shirak, Lori, Gegharkunik regions of Armenia, as well as to develop rural tourism for regional economic development.