Traditions and customs of the Armenian people, formed during many centuries, are their pride. Temperamental and hot-tempered, but at the same time good-natured and open, Armenians are very affectionate of their children, strongly respect family values. Armenian family has always been remarkable for being firm, and even in the modern world’s conditions Armenians manage to maintain their marriages firm thanks to strong family ties and mutual respect.
Wedding ceremonies, which still accompany most of the weddings, especially in villages, are considered one of the most beautiful ones. In the past, weddings used to last “7 days and 7 nights”, however today their duration is much shorter. As a rule, young people got married with their parents’ consent. Although if the girl’s parent were against the marriage, the young man, previously arranging it with his loved girl, organized her kidnapping and married her in secret. After that the parents could only accept the fact.
The Armenian people have been known for their hospitality, warmth and peacefulness. The local people pleasantly surprise tourists with their sincerity and generosity. Friendliness towards guests, unselfishness and candidness has always been and still is characteristic of Armenians.
People in Armenia have preserved their amazing heartfulness, decency and honesty.
You will be able to learn more about all of these and other customs and traditions of the Armenian people during your stay in the most hospitable country in the world.