Armenia is best known for various extraordinary and interesting festivals held every year in different regions of Armenia. Tourists and locals look forward to every festival and turn the day into a real celebration.
The festivals are unique and always creative. One of the most interesting ones is the Sheep Shearing Festival held in June, in Halidzor village, near the world’s longest aerial tramway - Wings of Tatev. The first festival had an unbelievable success especially among the tourists, who demanded to organize the festival annually.
The festival is a real fun. Here you have opportunity to taste Armenian traditional dishes, watch live performances, enjoy national songs and dances, participate in different games and have a unique photoshoot in Armenian traditional costume. The most interesting part is the competition of the participants and the ceremony of awarding the winners. The winners are chosen according to the speed and quality of sheep shearing.
The aim of the festival is to develop the infrastructure of tourism, to contribute to the development of economic, cultural and civil activities of the region.