How many tolmas can you eat in one day? Find out at the Tolma Festival near Zvartnots Temple.
Near Zvartnots Temple
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.
The HayBuis Festival, translated as “Armenian Herb,” celebrates these special ingredients and the traditional knowledge used to forage and prepare them.
The Festival is held in one of the most picturesque places of Armenia - the Apaga resort located in Yenokavan, Tavush region, an area known for its beautiful forests and mountains.
Visitors learn about Armenian herbs and different methods of using them, including their healing properties. There is also a herbal tea party, educational games to learn about forest biodiversity, master cooking classes and other activities for children. And, if you are curious about what a 20-meter long lavash brduch (wrap) looks and tastes like, you can see and try it only at The HayBuis Festival.
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.