First sheep shearing festival in Armenia scheduled for May 3 in Syunik

First sheep shearing festival in Armenia scheduled for May 3 in Syunik

YEREVAN, April 22. / ARKA /. The first sheep shearing festival in Armenia is scheduled to take place on May 3 at Halidzor village in Armenia’s southern region of Syunik, near the longest aerial tramway called Wings of Tatev. 

The visitors will be treated also to dances and music. The organizers of the festival have designated special pavilions for soft drinks, picnic areas, a playground, samples of national crafts and weaving will be also in display. 

The festival organizers are the Tatev Revival Foundation and the Homeland Development Initiative.

The Tatev Revival Project, worth $50 million, is designed to revitalize Tatev Monastery and its surrounding region, highlighting its religious, academic and cultural legacy, and making it a world-class destination. 

The project consists of several components: restoring the monastery, reviving its monastic and scholarly tradition, and developing tourism attractions and infrastructure in the adjacent villages, including the world's longest aerial tramway. -0-

16:09 22.04.2014

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