The third annual Armenian Street Festival takes place over August 7 – 9 at the precincts of the Armenian Church of Bucharest, the seat of the Armenians’ Union of Romania, the Dudian Museum, the Armenian Cultural Centre and all along the Armeneasca (Armenian) Street.
The event is organized by the Armenians’ Union of Romania in partnership with the Cultural Center of Bucharest – ARCUB, the Bucharest City Hall, the Sector 2 Mayor’s Office, the Government of Romania – the Department for Interethnic Relationships, and the Diocese of the Armenian Church of Romania.
The event is intended to celebrate and promote Armenian culture and tradition in a pleasant and interactive manner for all the Bucharesters and attendance from the city’s surroundings who want to see the Armenian Street bursting into life, informs a release of the organisers.
The program includes live traditional and modern music, dance performances, calligraphy and creativity workshops, street magic acts and a lot of other entertaining activities.
Visitors will be able to taste Armenian dishes at the restaurant with specific cuisine and savor the traditional coffee on sand.
The festival-goers can also discover a tiny piece of Armenia in the bazaar where they can buy jewelry, ceramics, Armenian fabrics, handmade items, books, icons or illustrations with Armenian motifs.
Children have a specially fitted out space with fun activities awaiting for them, such as workshops of painting, creation and imagination, mechanical lego, 3D printing.
Participants in this event can also visit the Dudian Museum and Library and the Armenian Church of Bucharest. The museum’s permanent exhibition includes books, manuscripts and particularly important and valuable objects of worship.
The public can also explore two colorful exceptional exhibitions: Postcrossing – a display of postcards from all over the world, and “Discover Armenia”, an international photo exhibition offering an insight into various subjects from Armenia and the diaspora.
Also invited to bring to the public’s attention the traditions of their own communities are the Hellenic Union of Romania, the Jewish Communities Federation and the PRO EUROPA Roma Party.
The festival’s opening hours are as follows: Friday, August 7 from 6pm to 10pm; Saturday, August 8, and Sunday, August 9 from 10am to 10pm. Access is free.