Armenian Culture and Language

Armenian Names

How are the names given to Armenian babies? The people of Armenia have very strong traditions. Usually, a baby that is born in the family would have the name of his/her grandmother or grandfather from the father’s side. So if you are the first child on your father’s side, and you are a boy, very …

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Armenian History

One of the oldest nations in the world has a very rich history. Armenians call themselves Hay, the country- Hayastan. This comes from the ancient times, where Armenia was considered to be the land of Hayk, an Armenian historical figure. Later, the more common name, which we know presently, was given to the country. This …

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Armenian Alphabet

Ayb Ben Gim… every child knows and sings this song. The Armenian alphabet is a proud subject for any Armenian. The alphabet is unique and unlike any other. Armenian alphabet is unique: Mesrop Mashtoc has created it in 405 A.D. It is unlike any alphabet in the word. In 405 AD, a century after Armenia …

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Armenian Music

Armenian music is another important and valuable piece of world heritage: duduk – the musical instrument has been revered for centuries. Usually made of apricot stone, the sound of this instrument cannot be compared to any other.

Armenian Architecture

Armenian architecture is one of the richest branches of the culture. Armenian churches and other buildings have always demonstrated extremely sophisticated architectural design; the signature of Armenian architects. Apart from churches, the cross – stones – Khachkars are also a unique piece from Armenian masters. Stones, on which crosses and other main religions themes are …

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Armenian Geography

A landlocked, small country in the Caucasus, Armenia is known for its history, heritage, stubbornness and hard-working nature of the people native to that country. The geographical location, the diligence of the Armenians, as well as the myriad of wars and disasters that this country has faced has made its people even stronger. Being located …

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