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There is not a place on the post-Soviet territory (and even farther) where people do not know or love and cultivate Armenian cuisine!

Some favorites include:

  • juicy smoking shashlick emitting magnificent aroma, baked vegetables – khoravats saturated with the smell of coals
  • spelt, millet, barley, wheat, rice
  • beans - string beans, beans, lentil, mountain peas
  • 300 kinds of wild-growing grasses and flowers which are used as seasonings or even as basic dishes
  • pepper, coriander, fenugreek, black pepper, mint, tarragon, basil, thyme and of course garlic and onion; and for sweet dishes - cinnamon, cardamom, clove, saffron and vanilla.
  • and NO FATS!

They also have many Cool Traditions! Like...

Armenian wedding is a very big holiday! The ceremony includes betrothal, engagement and wedding itself. The tradition of “seven days seven nights” celebration has become obsolete!

A birth of a child, especially a boy, is a happy event which has always been welcome. On church holidays in front of the house where a baby was born music played and the house was decorated with green branches – the symbol of family continuation.

The hospitality of Armenian people is known all over the world!

Come celebrate the National Holidays in Armenia!

  • The holiday of “Trndez” is celebrated at the end of winter
  • Tsakhkazard” or “Tsarzardar” holiday as also dedicated to spring coming.
  • heaven-sent “Vardavar” water holiday
  • St Sarkis Day is observed on 13 February, on the eve of European St. Valentine Day