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Festive event devoted to the holiday of Tyarndarach organized in Stepanakert (Photos)

On February 13, in the courtyard of St. Jacob Church, Stepanakert Charles Aznavour Cultural Center organized a festive event, devoted to the holiday of Tyarndarach.

Festive event devoted to the holiday of Tyarndarach organized in Stepanakert (Photos)

Festive event devoted to the holiday of Tyarndarach organized in Stepanakert (Photos)
STEPANAKERT,  FEBRUARY 13, ARTSAKHPRESS: Primate of the Artsakh Diocese Archbishop Pargev Martirosyan offered divine liturgy. Then the traditional bonfire symbolizing this holiday was made in the courtyard of St. Jacob church.
Armenian national songs and dances were performed.
The Karabakh Aya (in Armenian language aya means great grandmother) in Artsakh dialect wished newly-weds great love.
In an interview with “Artsakhpress”, Charles Aznavour Cultural Center’s Director Armen Hovsepyan  said that such an event is being  organized in Stepanakert for the 7th time.
He noted that every year they try to make the event more interesting.
He also noted that there are a lot of Armenian national traditions and each of us should follow the national calendar.
Tyarndarach (Trndez) is an Armenian feast of purification celebrated on February 13, the eve of the Candlemas Day.
Like many folk festivals that coincide with Christian feasts, Trndez is pagan in origin, but has merged with the feast of the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple (in the Armenian Apostolic Church it is called the Coming of the Son of God into the Temple).
Traditionally, Candlemas is celebrated 40 days after Christmas. As the Armenian Apostolic Church celebrates Christmas and Epiphany on the same day, January 6, the feast of Presentation in Armenia falls on February 14, and Trndez is celebrated the day before.

 


     
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