Easter in Armenia

301 AD Armenia was the first country officially adopted Christianity as a state religion. Read more http://goo.gl/izQlrH
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To the present day, Armenians have preserved the beautiful biblical lore which refers to red eggs and cheorek (sweet bread): “When Christ was crucified, his mother took some eggs and bread wrapped in the shawl. When the Mother saw her Son crucified and his arms bleeding, she knelt down and cried. The Mother’s tears and Son’s blood dropping on the shawl colored the eggs and bread. Then the Mother put the shawl on her head. Since that day people began coloring eggs red on Easter day.

Hard boiled eggs dyed Red- the idea is to crack the other persons' egg with yours to be the victor in the game!

“Christ has arisen-“Blessed is the resurrection of Christ.

“Christ has arisen-“Blessed is the resurrection of Christ.

Armenian Apostolic Church in these days is gathered in silent recollection, praying and meditating on the mystery of the passion, death and Resurrection of the Lord.

Easter celebration provides a fascinating experience when traveling to Armenia. Experience the festival yourself with Sputnik Armenia Tour Operator.

Easter (Zatik) is the favourite and the most anticipated holiday in the Christian world. Everybody greets each other on this day: “Christ has arisen"-“Blessed is the resurrection of Christ".

Easter (Zatik) is the favourite and the most anticipated holiday in the Christian world. Everybody greets each other on this day: “Christ has arisen"-“Blessed is the resurrection of Christ".

Everywhere in Armenia easter is celebrated with traditional events, dishes, songs, greetings.

Everywhere in Armenia easter is celebrated with traditional events, dishes, songs, greetings.

Dishes for Easter

Dishes for Easter

The Armenian Church calls the final week of Christ's life on earth Great Week or Holy Week (Avak Shapat).  During this time, we share in His teachings, His suffering, His death, and His resurrection.

The Armenian Church calls the final week of Christ's life on earth Great Week or Holy Week (Avak Shapat). During this time, we share in His teachings, His suffering, His death, and His resurrection.

For each of us, Easter is a time of personal renewal, rebirth and enhancement of our covenant with God.

For each of us, Easter is a time of personal renewal, rebirth and enhancement of our covenant with God.

Holy Mass in Armenia

Holy Mass in Armenia

Ejmiatsin Cathedral

etchmiadzin cathedral history_armenian_after the Roman Empire

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