Culture of Armenia

Originality and uniqueness of Armenia stands on three pillars – the unique charm of its mountainous nature, the original national culture and ancient Christian heritage. It is important to note that in 301 Armenia first accepted Christianity as a state religion. This is the main culture of Armenia, which Armenia managed to survive for the whole dramatic history.  Armenia situated at the crossroad of routes between East and West being able to resist each of the powerful conquerors of the people remained faithful to their culture. Armenian material and spiritual culture was based on the rich cultures of the ancient inhabitants of Armenian Highland, all the ethnic elements that are involved in the formation of the Armenian people.

Of course, here the role of outstanding Urartian culture is the great. Till 301 Armenian culture developed under two influences: Western (Hellenism) and East (Parthia). However, these influences only complemented and enriched the national culture. Christianity is one of the powerful sources of world culture, has created new forms in architecture, art and music. An important landmark in the development of people’s culture was the creation in 405 by Mesrop Mashtots Armenian alphabet and the national literature.

culture of armenia
culture of armenia
culture of armenia