By Manane Petrosyan
Last week, the FAR Children’s Center celebrated Vardavar, one of the most beloved holidays for Armenians. Vardavar is a unique water festival, which dates back to Pagan times and is associated with Astghik, the goddess of water, love and fertility. During this holiday many rules of social etiquette are thrown out; people are expected to drench their relatives, friends and even strangers with water. During Vardavar it is said that a blessing comes with every drop of water that’s poured on another person.
On this special holiday Yerevan Djur, a company that manages the city’s water supply, invited all 35 children currently staying at the Children’s Center to visit the Water Stock of Yerevan, located in Arzni. Yerevan Djur is a member of the Center’s Circle of Friends supporters group. The children enjoyed a tour around the facility and they also learned about the process of supplying water to the population.
Despite the rainy weather that day the children poured water on each other, as it is tradition. They also played various games and socialized with famous actors, who are also members of the Circle of Friends and who had decided to celebrate Vardavar with the children.
Beneficiaries of the FAR Children’s Center celebrated
Vardavar during their visit to the Water Stock of Yerevan.