New Year in Armenia: A Joyful Beginning and Radiating Start!

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New Year in Armenia: A Joyful Beginning and Radiating Start!

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Do you know Armenian people celebrate new year before Christmas? Most people in Armenia celebrate Christmas on the 6th of January as per the birth date of Jesus Christ. New Year in Armenia comes first, and then Christmas on the 6th. However, 4th century Catholics have replaced the date with 25th December. Still, many Armenians follow their traditions and celebrate Christmas on the 6th of January.

The Armenians start their new year preparations in mid-November and continue through the Christmas celebrations in the first week of January. Everyone decorate their houses with lights & Christmas trees and send invitations to their loved ones for new year feasts. The neighborhood smells like cakes, tables filled with joyful laughs, and hearts are loaded with bliss, making the days more enlightening.

If you are considering joining this amazing New Year celebration in Armenia, continue reading this post. We have mentioned the places you can visit and things you can do in Armenia in New Year.

Top 5 Places to Visit in Armenia in New Year

There’s no country better than Armenia for celebrating winter break and New Year there. Filled with many incredible places to visit, Armenia welcomes you with so much you can enjoy. Let’s look at these wonderful places to visit during the new year in Armenia.

1. Jermuk


Jermuk is a budding tourist destination that has started to see a surge in its visitors count. It is because of the many reasons that add up to its tourism. Jermuk is one of the famous names in the list of the best places to visit in the new year in Armenia. Winters in Jermuk are so majestic that you will feel yourself in a fairyland surrounded by fir Tress, lights, snow, and warm & welcoming people. You can spend your new year making snowmen, playing with snowballs, enjoying snow sledding, taking warm spas, and relishing mineral water baths. If you want to revel in a snowy winter, Jermuk is the perfect place to head.

2. Yerevan


Yerevan is the capital of Armenia. It is one of the most fascinating cities in Armenia that captures the heart of everyone who visits. Being the oldest city in the world, Yerevan boasts charming corners, captivating buildings, classic old towns, and breathtaking attractions. With so much to explore and experience, the new year in Yerevan gets exciting and joyful. Yerevan is also fondly known as the pink city because of its Volcanic tuff that leaves a pinkish color over the buildings. If you want to explore the famous attractions in Yerevan, you should visit Armenia this new year. From Republic Square to the National History Museum, Armenia Genocide Memorial, and Art Museum, there are many things to discover.

3. Vanadzor


Vanadzor is one of the best cities in Armenia to celebrate the new year. The city delights every tourist with stunning nature, prehistoric charm, bygone eras architecture, and marvelous attractions. Due to its natural allure, Vanadzor offers countless opportunities to bike, hike, rock climb, raft, and many more. It adds more adventure to your new year trip to Armenia. If you are looking for this new year, don’t forget to travel to this place for a memorable new year in Armenia.

4. Dilijan


Dilijan is one of the most beautiful places in Armenia. It is also known as Armenian Switzerland, which is surrounded by green forests, glorious attractions, and impressive activities. It is a famous tourist destination among travelers, becoming a trendy spot for the New Year celebration. If you like to celebrate a quiet and peaceful new year in the lapse of nature, there’s no better place than Dilijan in Armenia.

5. Gyumri


Located in the northwestern part of Armenia, Gyumri is one of the largest cities in Armenia. Steeped in history, Gyumri is a beautiful place to celebrate the new year. This stunning city has breathtaking museums, astonishing architecture, and adventurous spots, making tourist's time here delightful. Besides these, Gyumri has welcoming hospitality, delicious food, and pleasant weather and attracts many tourists. If you are planning to visit Armenia, do not miss on Gyumri. It is a cultural hub of Armenia that never disappoints travelers.

Things to Do in Armenia in New Year

Armenians enjoy the holiday season to the fullest and start their preparations early. They plan everything and execute it properly. Armenians follow this tradition of visiting their family members and celebrating the new year with them. It keeps them close and relishes the magic of the festival more joyfully. It is not the only scene of the new year in Armenia. Many people celebrate it in their own different ways, with their friends or loved ones in different places.

There are countless ways for tourists to celebrate the new year that you should know before heading so you can plan your stay around it:

1. Indulge in delicious local cuisine


Armenia offers one of the best foods of all time that you will love to devour again and again. The cuisines of Armenia reflect the culture and traditions of the country. In every nook and corner, you will find food stalls selling mouthwatering snacks and cuisines. Be it Lavash, Dolma, Harissa, Kyufta, Manti, and so on. All these foods add more joy to your New Year vacation in Armenia.

2. Devour Armenian wine


Armenia is one of the world’s oldest countries in the business of wine. This country can make you a wine person once you taste it. There are several vineyards where exceptional quality grapes are produced in large quantities. Tourists can taste every kind of wine in Armenia- from red wine to fruit flavored. New year parties in Armenia are incomplete without wines.

3. Tour the ancient churches


Christianity was first adopted in Armenia. Therefore, it offers many exceptionally built churches that date back centuries. These churches have been restored and preserved periodically to keep the ancient charm intact. If you love exploring history through monuments, churches, and monasteries, you must tour these ancient places and discover the rich history of Armenia.

4. Learn about the Pagan culture at Garni Temple


Pagan culture is an old tradition of attaining supernatural forces from nature and their ancestors. This culture is prevalent in Armenia. The Garni Temple in Armenia has preserved this culture to date. It is the last Pagan temple, among many that have been destroyed to build churches. If you are a history buff and want to discover the country’s unique history, you must visit this temple to unearth its history.

5. Adore the charming beauty of Lake Sevan


Lake Sevan is one of the most beautiful lakes in Armenia. It is an enormous lake that is sometimes known as the black lake. Located at a height of 2000 meters above sea level, Lake Sevan is a gorgeous place to explore. Tourists can go boating, swimming, or take a fresh dip in the water.

6. Enjoy the adrenaline rush while skiing at Tsaghkadzor


At Tsaghkadzor, there are multiple ski stations where tourists go skiing and relish the joy of skiing and snowboarding. You can even enjoy beautiful views of the surroundings on a ropeway here. It is one of the best things to do in the new year in Armenia.

Plan a Joyful New Year in Armenia with Dook!


Armenia is one of the best countries to head to for a new year vacation. Irrespective of what kind of new year celebrations you are looking forward to, Armenia will never fail to amaze with its stunning new year gala. Now, when you know where to go and what to do in Armenia, the only thing left to do is to book Armenia tour packages. For that, you can visit Dook International and check out the Armenia packages and the ongoing discounts on the packages.

Our tour packages are affordable and easily customizable. We offer you thorough assistance during your trip and ensure you have a wonderful time. If you are ready to go on an adventurous vacation to Armenia, Dook is just a click away!

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