1000 Years of Village Life

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Local dancers enjoy a snack while waiting to perform. (Photo by Hrant Sahakyan, My Armenia Program)

The 1000 Years of Village Life Festival is all about rural traditions where visitors can become familiar with, enjoy and participate in a rural lifestyle, spend a day with a family in a village house and participate in activities like beekeeping and honey extraction, rope weaving, wool processing and carpet weaving.

Visitors also have plenty of opportunities to enjoy local cuisine, including delicious barbecued corn and local potatoes.

All of these activities are accompanied by music and dances performed by young villagers, making the participants fully dive into the atmosphere of the local rural lifestyle.

Visitors to the festival participate in Armenian national songs and dances contributing to a joyous atmosphere.

Photo by Hrant Sahakyan, My Armenia Program

A village woman makes lavash, a fire-baked flatbread that is a staple of life in Armenia.

Photo by Hrant Sahakyan, My Armenia Program

A village girl demonstrates one step of wool processing by sorting the freshly sheared fleece.

Photo by Hrant Sahakyan, My Armenia Program

Women gather around a large karas, or clay pot, used for winemaking.

Photo by Hrant Sahakyan, My Armenia Program

Visitors and villagers watch traditional folk dance performances at the festival.

Photo by Hrant Sahakyan, My Armenia Program

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