Armenian Culture Celebration

January 29, 2022
Armenian Culture Celebration

Join Museum of the Bible on January 29, 2022, for a special day celebrating Armenia, the world's first Christian nation. The Armenian people have one of the richest biblical histories and cultures in the world. Their historic lands include the traditional resting place of Noah’s ark and the garden of Eden. Join us as we explore the sacred traditions, Christian culture, and stories of the Armenian people! And it’s all free with a general admission ticket to the museum.

Please note: Guests do not need to be vaccinated or show proof of vaccination to visit the museum. However, to attend this event or enjoy seated dining, unvaccinated guests must have a medical or religious exemption and show a negative test within the last 24 hours. Please see our updated safety protocols here.

Jan 29, 2022 - Jan 29, 2022
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM EST
In Person Event

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Local Armenian Artisan Market

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Gathering Room, Floor 6
Products that will be featured include Armenian silk scarves, jewelry, art, hand-made soap, edibles, and souvenirs.

Education Station

11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Floor 4
With special activities related to Armenia such as an activity on the khachkar and Armenian alphabet.

Christina Maranci

Christmas Traditions in Armenia: A Special Lunch and Learn with Dr. Christina Maranci

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Gathering Room, Floor 6 and via Zoom
Hear from Christina Maranci, Arthur H. Dadian and Ara T. Oztemel Professor of Armenian Art and Architectural History and chair of the Department of the History of Art and Architecture at Tufts University, who will speak about Christmas traditions in Armenia.

Food and the Armenian Diaspora

Gathering Room, Floor 6 and via Zoom
Join Liana Aghajanian, a journalist documenting the Armenian experience in America through food, tracing the intersection of cuisine and agriculture with genocide, immigration, identity, and more.

Artistic Presentations

Gathering Room, Floor 6
Enjoy a selection of dances and poetry from students at the Shnorhali School.

Digital Exhibition — Ancient Faith: The Churches of Nagorno-Karabakh

Take a virtual exploration of the sacred spaces, Christian culture, and stories of the people who live and worship in Artsakh, known internationally as Nagorno-Karabakh.

The History of the Armenian Bible

Gathering Room, Floor 6 and via Zoom
For Armenians, the development of the Armenian Bible is imbued with sacred importance, since it enabled the spread of Christianity, the development of Armenian theology, and the survival of a distinct, unified cultural community.

The presentation will be given by Dr. Jesse S. Arlen, director of the Krikor and Clara Zohrab Information Center, and postdoctoral research fellow in Armenian Christian Studies at the Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University.

Armenian Hymns and Folk Songs

Join the Hye Choral Group to enjoy Armenian songs in Armenian, with a short presentation of their meaning afterward.

Price: Free to all museum guests
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Join us on Zoom for three webinars

Below is the Zoom information for the Armenian Culture Celebration on January 29, 2022.
Notice there are three events that will be broadcast that day.

Lunch & Learn: Christmas Traditions in Armenia

Click the link to join the webinar: 
Webinar ID: 838 2034 9313

Food and the Armenian Diaspora

Please click the link to join the webinar:
Webinar ID: 827 7056 3176

The History of the Armenian Bible

Please click the link to join the webinar:
Webinar ID: 835 4591 2455

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