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Classic Winter Holidays in Armenia




Experience the magic of Armenian winter! Explore snowy fields, frozen lakes, and amazing snowy views under the starry sky. Spend your winter holidays in Armenia, driving through snow-covered landscapes, visiting ski resorts, and enjoying the special vibes of Armenian winter.

Armenia has some cool traditions during winter that make the season special. Check out these classic holidays:


New Year's Party:

Armenians love celebrating the New Year! They decorate trees, exchange gifts, and have a big feast at midnight. Families gather, share yummy food, and welcome the start of a fresh year.


Christmas in January:

Armenians celebrate Christmas on January 6. Families go to church, then enjoy a nice meal together. It's a time to think about Jesus and share happiness.


Trndez – Jumping Over Fires:

In February, there's a fun holiday called Trndez. Couples jump over bonfires to feel purified and bring good luck. They also share sweet treats made from roasted grain.


St. Sargis – Love Day:

In February, Armenians celebrate St. Sargis, similar to Valentine's Day. Young people eat salty crackers before bed, hoping to dream about their future special someone. 



Which are the best places to enjoy snow in Armenia?


Here's a simple guide to the best places for enjoying winter in Armenia:

Tsaghkadzor: Snowy Sports Hub

Tsaghkadzor, just 40 minutes from Yerevan, is perfect for winter sports like skiing and skating. Even if you're not into sports, the cozy town offers nice hotels and yummy Armenian food.

Jermuk: Relax in Nature's Spa

Jermuk, a 3-hour drive from Yerevan, is a quiet spa town with hot springs. You'll find beautiful waterfalls and hear cool stories about a mermaid's hair!

Dilijan: Like a Little Switzerland

Dilijan is nicknamed "Little Switzerland" for a reason. It's pretty and has cool places like UWC Dilijan College. Don't forget to check out the old Haghartsin and Goshavank monasteries.

Garni and Geghard: Ancient Beauty in Winter

Visit Garni for the Stone Symphony in winter. Explore Garni Temple and Geghard Monastery – they have awesome stories. 

Yenokavan: Nature Adventure

Just 1.5 hours from Yerevan, Yenokavan is a cool spot for adventure lovers. Ziplining or horse riding, it's all here. It's a bit pricey, but the memories are worth it!

Wings of Tatev: Cable Car Magic

Take the Wings of Tatev cableway – a long ride with amazing views. Stay overnight to enjoy the sights. It takes 4-5 hours if you make stops, but it's worth it.

Winter Park in Yerevan: Christmas Fun

Yerevan's Winter Park is like a mini Lapland. Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus. Don't miss the big skating area!

Ice skating at Swan Lake: City Skating Fun

Swan Lake in downtown Yerevan turns into an ice rink. Pay a bit over a dollar, and you can rent skates too. It's open from 11:00 to 22:00 every day.

These classic winter tours in Armenia promise a delightful blend of cultural immersion, natural beauty, and festive experiences. Embrace the winter wonderland that Armenia unfolds during this magical season.

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