Sail of Hope International Bard Festival

Discover new musical talent from the region.

Sail of Hope International Bard Festival
mapSevan Lake, Shorja, Wishup shore calendar 17/07/2020 > 19/07/2020

Huso Aragast, which means “Sail of Hope,” is a music festival, named after a very famous Armenian song.

The Festival provides visitors with an opportunity to discover new names in the music industry and gives musicians the chance to write, present, and promote new works.

The festival takes place at Wishup shore of Lake Sevan. Every year the festival brings together music lovers and performers from different countries.

The festival closes with an evening near the campfire.

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.