Vardavar kutlu olsun https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vardavar Tigran Hamasyan-Vardavar http://youtu.be/6PH0ADtLzTU
Vardavar or Vartavar (Armenian: Վարդավառ) is an Armenian festival in Armenia where people of social groups drench each other with water. Although now a Christian tradition, Vardavar's history dates back to pagan times. The ancient festival is traditionally associated with the goddess Astghik, who was the goddess of water, beauty, love and fertility. The festivities associated with this religious observance of Astghik were named “Vartavar” because Armenians offered her roses as a celebration (vart means "rose" in Armenian and var mean "rise"), this is why it was celebrated in the harvest time. ‎- vikramthevampire
Ne varsa paganlikta var. Bugunki antrenmani Vardavar'a niyetlenip yapayim bari. Islanmak guzeldir... ‎- vikramthevampire
Interesting! I never heard of this. And the music is beautiful. :-) ‎- maitani
@maitani Lots of Pagan traditions are still alive. Tigran's sound is mainly based on Armenian folklore, he is brillant! ‎- vikramthevampire