Mets Pur Festival

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A man stokes the fire to cook the newly harvested potatoes. (Photo by Hrant Sahakyan, My Armenia Program)

Mets Pur Festival is a celebration of one of the most hospitable regions of Armenia - Gavar in Gegharkunik region. As the motto of the event states, “People of Gavar are Hosting” everyone with open arms, good food, and a lively ambiance.

The Festival presents visitors with the traditional bonfire-made potato of Gavar along with delicious kufta, cheese, gata, pakhlava, and other national dishes. Every autumn the people of Gavar organize this beautiful event to celebrate the potato harvest and contribute to the economic development of the region.

And, just like all festivals in Armenia, this occasion cannot end without national music and dances to spice up the day for all visitors.

Traditional bonfire-made potatoes are made for all the participants to celebrate the potato harvest every autumn.

Photo by Hrant Sahakyan, My Armenia Program

A young boy gets the flag of Armenia painted on his cheek.

Photo by Hrant Sahakyan, My Armenia Program

Besides potatoes, participants can dine on kufta, cheese, gata, pakhlava, and other national dishes.

Photo by Hrant Sahakyan, My Armenia Program

Participants compete in potato related challenges and games.

Photo by Hrant Sahakyan, My Armenia Program

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