Category «Culture»

The La Armenia Park In The Capital Of Ecuador

The La Armenia Park

The authorities of the Ecuadorian capital Quito have expanded the city park area. Since 1954, the La Armenia Park has been located in Quito. In the park used to be the villa of Ecuadorian General and hero of the Ecuadorian-Peruvian War of 1941 Maurinho Jorge Derlugian. After his passing, his manor, as the general himself …

The Hamshen Armenian Dialect And Hamshen Grammar

The Hamshen Armenian Dialect

Finally came the moment for us to publish not lamentable but joyful news about Hamshen and Hamshen Armenians. For the first time, the Hamshenis of Turkey had the opportunity to learn their native language at a new, completely different level. The textbook “Hamşetsnak Lizu Kidanutun” (“The grammar of the Hamshen language”) authored by intellectual and …

An Unusual Interview With Charles Aznavour

An Unusual Interview

During a trip to Israel in 2017, Charles Aznavour gave an interview to the local Zahav newspaper. We present to you excerpts from this interview. Many of those who were born in exile do not feel anything for their country of origin – they simply aren’t aware of it. You are an exception. How do …

The Armenian Heritage Of The “Noosh” Brand – NutraIngredients-USA

The Armenian Heritage

NutraIngredients-USA – an American portal on healthy eating – has published an article about the Noosh brand run by Californian Armenians. This company produces almond-based organic food. The post notes that the brand established in 2016 by Sarine Sahatjian has recently become very popular among Americans. The word “Noosh” means “almonds” in Armenian. Almonds are …

An Unknown Fresco In The Etchmiadzin Cathedral

An Unknown Fresco

During restoration works in Armenian Apostolic Church’s Cathedral in Etchmiadzin which had been going on for several months, a previously unknown fresco was discovered. A fresco depicting the twelve apostles was found on the wall of the cathedral. Before being sent for lab examination, it will be covered by fabric for damage prevention. “Now, we …

God Of Courage Vahagn – Garegin Nzhdeh

God Of Courage Vahagn

Armenians had their Vahagn, the god of courage. He admired courage and was courageous himself… Brave people in general are the people of the spirit. Armenians are among them. The courage of the pagan Armenian did not weaken in Christian Armenia. Along with his passion for exploits, this also took a new expression – voluntary …

The Armenian Apostolic Church in Erbil

The Armenian Apostolic Church

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) established the first Armenian church in Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, in April 2019. The church was built and is now managed by the Ministry of Charity and Religious Affairs of the KRG and is located in the Ankawa suburb which is inhabited mostly by Christians. A prayer house …

Tax Based On Nationality In Turkey – 1942

Tax Based On Nationality In Turkey

A new property tax (Varlık Vergisi) was approved by the Turkish parliament on November 11, 1942. It was proposed by then Prime Minister Mehmet Şükrü Saracoğlu. The stated idea was the establishment of an additional tax on the property of Turkish citizens to raise funds for the country’s defense should it enter WWII. Here, it …

Hovhannes Tumanyan About Healthy Lifestyle

Hovhannes Tumanyan About Healthy

The greatness of Hovhannes Tumanyan is being revealed even today. His works are so complex that very few manage to discern their depth to the end. Tumanyan was a very curious person, always eager for new knowledge. He studied everything from philosophy to medicine, from theology to natural science. There were more than 8000 books …