In 2019, while yet another Kremlin regime was being reinforced in Armenia in the form of the current government, some significant cultural events connected to Armenia took place throughout the world. However, they have remained out of sight of the Armenian public.
Although with a significant delay, we think that it would be worth covering these events now. First of all, it would be worth it due to the populism supported and heated by the disgusting fakes of the individual who calls himself the Prime Minister of Armenia. Secondly, we should cover them to dispel the myth of the pro-Western policy of these Kremlin puppets calling themselves the government of Armenia.
The presentation of the book “Armenian Highlands” by Matthew Karanian in Glendale, the US
On April 9, 2019, in Glendale, California, the presentation of the book “Armenian Highlands” by Matthew Karanian took place.
This 312 pages long book rich in photographs serves as a kind of guide to the historical homeland of Armenians, including the western areas of Historical Armenia. The book contains more than 200 old and new photographs, historical maps, and stories.
The book was also presented at California State University in Fresno on April 11.
Matthew Karanian is a representative of the second generation of Armenians living in the USA. He now teaches law in the city of Pasadena, California. For several years, he has also taught at the American University of Armenia, Yerevan.
“Dance Kochari” – Pan-Armenian flash mob in the city of Grenoble, France
On May 25, 2019, the “House of Armenian Culture” in the French city of Grenoble organized the second “Dance Kochari” flash mob. The first flash mob had been held back in May 2018. It received great publicity and gathered over a thousand participants in Armenia and various centers of the Armenian diaspora.
In 2019, the flash mob was dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the great Armenian composer Komitas and poet of all Armenians Hovhannes Tumanyan. Interestingly, UNESCO has been associated with the celebration of these anniversaries in 2018-2019. Karno Kochari was chosen as the first dance at the event.
In 2017, the Kochari dance was inscribed in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.
Events commemorating the victims of the Armenian Genocide held in the Netherlands
At the initiative of the Federation of Armenian Organizations of the Netherlands (FAON), commemorative events dedicated to the victims of the Armenian Genocide were held in the country in April 2019.
According to “Hayern Aysor” (“Armenians Today”), at 12:00 on April 23, 2019, a rally was held at Het Plein in The Hague urging the Dutch government to recognize the Armenian Genocide. A petition was sent to the government after the event.
On April 24, 2019, at 12:00, a memorial ceremony and laying of wreaths took place at the monument to the victims of the Armenian Genocide in Assen. The commemorative event would then continue in the hall next to the memorial.