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BITS OF CULTURE - Armenia
 
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Cultural Values
Main Religion & Death Concepts/Rituals
Health Care Values
Diet
Interesting Facts
 

Languages

Official language:
Armenian

Other languages:
Russian

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Cultural Values

  • The traditions, social behavior and lifestyle of Armenians dates back centuries, and in particular, patriarchal families, respect for elders, and care for children have become characteristic.
  • An Armenian bride may wear a red silk wedding gown on her wedding day. Her headpiece is usually made of cardboard, shaped into wings and covered with feathers.
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Main Religion & Death Concepts/Rituals
  • Armenian Orthodox
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Health Care Values

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Diet
  • Traditional Armenian cuisine (Bread, Tolma, Khorovats) is diverse and rich in food prepared from cultured and wild plants and fruits, game and fish; but much of the Armenian cooking is based on lamb, either grilled and served as shashlik with flat bread, or prepared as soup (the most popular being bozbash, a dish which exists in infinite variations) or stew, often in combination with fruit or nuts.
  • The most common breakfast contains cheese, honey, jam, butter, sausage and similar cold meals, eggs, franks, tea or coffee.
  • Dinner includes hors d’oeuvres, soup, hot meat or fish dishes, fruit, pastries, tea or coffee.
  • Supper is similar to dinner, without the soup.

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Interesting Facts
  • Armenia is famed for its apricots which many consider taste better than anywhere else in the world.
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