A FESTIVAL THAT CELEBRATES WINTER IN ARMENIA: NOW THAT'S REFRESHING

Tert.am
30.11.09

>From December 19 till January 6, Yerevan will be celebrating its very
own Winterfest, an initiative by the NGO Kanachstan, with the support
of Armenia's culture and economy ministries. The festival's aim is
to have people take an interest in a clean, well-taken care of and
beautiful environment during the winter season, as well as promote
the development of wintertime activities and recreation in Armenia.

The festival kicks off with a winter parade taking place along main
streets in central Yerevan, wrapping up in Lovers' Park. Organizers
have planned for similar parades to take place in the regions and
towns outside of Yerevan.

Beginning from December 19, and for the duration of the festival
(until Armenia celebrates Epiphany on January 6), decorated Christmas
trees, which showcase New Year celebrations from different countries,
will be on display in Lovers' Park.

A number of other events are planned to take place during the festival:
a concert, winter games, a figure skating performance, a seasonal
marketplace, as well as a theatrical performance of the nativity
scene to take place on the evening of January 5, 2010.