YEREVAN, October 3. / ARKA /. The Yerevan municipality will spend 200 million drams to mark another anniversary of the establishment of Armenia’s capital city.
A vice mayor Aram Sukiasian said 90 million drams were released by the municipality and the rest has come from private donors. This October 11 Yerevan will turn 2,795. Aram Sukiasyan said also 30 delegations from Europe and Asia will come to Armenia to attend the festivity.
The list of festive measures includes a concert of classical music near Komitas Park in downtown Yerevan, the Mashtots Avenue will host performers of folk singers, Charles Aznavour square will be given to rock musicians and the Cascade to jazz musicians . Theater performances and sporting events for children will be staged in other public parks and squares in Yerevan. Sukiasyan said the most interesting event will be a festive gala concert at Republic Square.
The festivity called Erebuni –Yerevan was first celebrated in 1968, when the city became 2,750. Yerevan (Erebuni ) was founded in 782 BC, 29 years before the founding of Rome, by the king of Urartu Argishti First in the south- east of the Armenian Highland. ($ 1 - 405.33 drams). -0-