In many countries, International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8, but in Armenia, a whole month is devoted to women!
The festival of lovely ladies begins on March 8 and ends on April 7, when the Day of Motherhood and Beauty is celebrated in Armenia. How do Armenians celebrate international women’s day in Armenia? Read on!
Traditionally, the role of women in Armenian families has been reduced to the keeper of the hearth and mother of the family, and not all women decided to challenge positions in state structures with men.
Declaration of International Women’s day
According to experts, the socio-economic situation and established traditions, as a result of which men prevail in today’s political processes, are relegated to the background. Now the role of Armenian women in society is growing.
International Women’s Day – March 8, is a public holiday in Armenia for only a few years, since, starting in 1995, April 7, the “Motherhood and Beauty Day”, was celebrated as a women’s holiday in the republic.
The Armenian Church celebrates April 7 as the day of the appearance of the Virgin. However, the new holiday did not particularly take root and many continued, according to the old tradition, to celebrate March 8 with their families, congratulating relatives and friends.
Therefore, under pressure from the demands of fair sex, the parliament in 2000 adopted a corresponding amendment to the law “On Holidays and Observances”, and on March 8 they began to celebrate it again at the state level.
As a result, the concept of the so-called “Women’s Praise Month” appeared in the country, which is informally celebrated from March 8 to April 7. It’s notable that March 8, unlike April 7, was declared a day off in the republic.
Women’s day celebrations in Armenia
In honor of women, festive events are held for a month – the so-called “Women’s Praise Month”. At this time, concerts, celebrations, exhibitions, fairs and folk festivals are held in Armenia, and no woman is left without presents for international women’s day.
On this day, of course, the most sought after gift is flowers. Merchants claim that on the eve of the holiday of women’s day in Armenia, sales grow tenfold.
Almost all commercial stores in Yerevan announce discounts on all goods for international women’s day in Armenia, and discounts are valid until April 7.
On this day, Armenian men give their beloved women – wives and daughters, mothers and sisters, flowers and holiday cards.
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