Ethnographic Tours

VARDAVAR FEAST 23rd of July 2018

This tour gives you a remarkable chance to Participate in one of the most unique and inimitable Armenian feasts Vardavar.
Vardavar is a national holiday the history of which dates back to pre-Christian times. After the adoption of Christianity, however, it undergone some changes, its cornerstone being presently the religious feast of Christ’s Transfiguration. On Vardavar day the water is blessed in the churches at the end of the Holy Liturgy. After the Liturgy people start to celebrate the holiday by sprinkling water on each other; not only friends and pals, but also strangers.

Program of the daily tour

09:00 Departure from Yerevan
Making of Khachbours with ripe ears of wheat symbolizing The Life Tree.
Blessing of Khachbours at Haghartsin Monastery.
Vardavar Celebration.
Lunch at the bank of the river Aghstev.
17:00 Return to Yerevan

Price per person 13000 AMD

The price includes:

• Comfortable transport
• Licensed guide
• Master class on preparing Khachbour
• Cultural program
• Coffe break
• Lunch