Haybuis Armenian Herb Festival

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Herb and flower art made by participants. (Photo by Hrant Sahakyan, My Armenia Program)

Ask any Armenian—herbs are essential to any meal.

The HayBuis Festival, translated as “Armenian Herb,” celebrates these special ingredients and the traditional knowledge used to forage and prepare them.

The Festival is held in one of the most picturesque places of Armenia - the Apaga resort located in Yenokavan, Tavush region, an area known for its beautiful forests and mountains.

Visitors learn about Armenian herbs and different methods of using them, including their healing properties. There is also a herbal tea party, educational games to learn about forest biodiversity, master cooking classes and other activities for children. And, if you are curious about what a 20-meter long lavash brduch (wrap) looks and tastes like, you can see and try it only at The HayBuis Festival.

A floral artist creates a traditional craft out of local flowers and grasses.

Photo by Hrant Sahakyan, My Armenia Program

Participants will learn about the sustainable use of grasses in the highlands and how to develop ecological thinking while enjoying the works of floral artists.

Photo by Hrant Sahakyan, My Armenia Program

Many Armenian herbs have useful healing properties and can be used in cooking, teas, and crafts.

Photo by Hrant Sahakyan, My Armenia Program

Participants relax with yoga overlooking the hilltops.

Photo by Hrant Sahakyan, My Armenia Program

During the festival, a 20-meter long lavash brduch is prepared with Armenian herbs and various cheeses.

Photo by Hrant Sahakyan, My Armenia Program

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