New Year

The New Year celebration is one of the most anticipated holidays for an Armenian family. Through the years, the traditions and customs are being kept with a touch of modernization.

Families with modest means and low income do their best to save money for their New Year table. People even do more than they can afford, since it’s believed that “You’ll spend the year just the way you’ve welcomed it” and also people will be welcoming guests the following days, so the table has to be as “rich” as possible.


The New Year emotes the verve of the country. Joy and ecstasy laced with food, drinks, flush with colors epitomized for this day… And New Year’s celebrations offer a popular spectacle for the eyes in the form of fireworks; it has recently become a tradition in Yerevan…