The Armenian Christmas and New Year Controversy

The Armenian Apostolic church uses the Julian Calendar and celebrates Christmas on January 6th. The Fast of Holy Nativity  starts on the evening of December 29th and ends on the Christmas Eve. Meanwhile, most Armenians lay lavish tables on New Year’s Eve and celebrate with a lot of food. Khozi bood (glazed ham) and lots of meat products leave little chance for the believers determined to fast. New Year’s Eve and the following 3 days are a…

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Yerevan's Homeless To Celebrate New Year in Temporary Shelters

The number of Yerevan’s homeless is a mystery. Municipal and State Social Welfare Administrations don’t have reliable data, because the homeless are constantly on the move and in many cases avoid the authorities. And yet, Yerevan’s mayor Taron Margarian has come up with a plan to solve the problem of sheltering them.

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New Year and Christmas Are The Favourite Holidays of Armenian Bloggers Too

Yerevan, Republic of Armenia © Onnik Krikorian / Oneworld Multimedia 2008 Hundreds of greetings and congratulations were written on the Armenian blog pages this New Year and Christmas, and flew into html browsers and RSS readers – to be read and understood and taken for granted. The Armenian Patchwork and Oneworld Multimedia have met the New Year with photos of festive Yerevan. The complaints were all forgotten: about New Year expenses and the obligation to…

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