Crossroads of Peace Festival

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A traditional choir entertains the crowds at the Crossroads of Peace Festival. (Photo by Hrant Sahakyan, My Armenia Program)

This multi-day and multi-city Festival promotes peace and cultural understanding.

Held in Byurakan, Pambak, Ashtarak, and Yerevan, Armenia on the Crossroads of Peace Festival serves as both a national festival and a cultural exchange program, establishing relationships between participating nations and promoting cultural heritage.

Participants from countries like Czech Republic, Lithuania, and Italy present their traditional culture, including songs, dances, musical instruments, national costumes and handmade crafts - an excellent opportunity to satisfy your inner cultural geek and enjoy yourself among talented people from all over the world.

The Byurakan Vocal Ensemble sings Armenian Medieval Music in new arrangements.

Photo by Hrant Sahakyan, My Armenia Program

In the yard of the village house the women demonstrate new baked bread wearing traditional dresses and singing traditional songs.

Photo by Hrant Sahakyan, My Armenia Program

A village woman makes Armenian string cheese.

Photo by Hrant Sahakyan, My Armenia Program

Village women sing the traditional song with accompaniment by folk musical instruments.

Photo by Hrant Sahakyan, My Armenia Program

A folk-dance group performance for Armenia on the Crossroad of Peace festival.

Photo by Hrant Sahakyan, My Armenia Program

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