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Armenia celebrates 150th birth anniversaries of Tumanyan and Komitas
2019-02-15 18:32:13

Alisa Gevorgyan
Public Radio of Armenia

Events marking the 150th anniversary of Hovhannes Tumanyan will take place in Lebanon, Iran, Artsak, Georgia, Javakhk and all regions of Armenia.

On February 19, the writer’s birthday, which has long been celebrated as a day to gift books, his birthplace of Dsegh will be the center of events, says Eduard Militonyan, Chairman of the Union of Writers.  

On that day writers will hold meetings in different schools of the republic, will donate books and give lectures about Tumanyan. At 2 p.m. they will give books to passers-by in front of the premises of the Writers’ Union.

On February 18 an event is expected in front of his statue at the Freedom Square. On the same day a scientific conference dedicated to Hovhannes Tumanyan will be held at the National Academy of Sciences.

On February 22 the Union of Writers will host a conference titled “My Tumanyan.”

Komitas will also be in the focus in February. On February 20 the concert of the Chamber Choir of Armenia dedicated to the 150th birth anniversary of the composer will take place at Komitas Chamber Music Hall.

The yerevan chamber Choir will start a series of concerts on February 27.