And today, in peacetime the New Year’s Day is broadly celebrated on national basis.
Especially the capital city is transformed on these days.
Not, for the majority of Armenians this holiday is another reason to fell the proud for their country and for their brave defenders.
Traditionally on this day they remember heroes of Armenia, fell in battles for the defense of the Motherland.
This holiday is full of not only romance but also a set of wonderful customs, rituals and traditions. On the evening before the holiday the unmarried girls and single guys pray to the saint, asking for help in their love affairs, eat salty cakes to see in a dream of their betrothed. Sarkis with his beloved visit homes of all Armenians who left for him on the roof or on the verge the dish with milled roasted wheat.
And if in the morning the meal has the trace of the horse's hoof, the great success is expected in one’s personal life.
In the morning, boys and girls gather in the church, where the celebratory liturgy takes place, and then go directly to celebrate.
Usually they gather in the big house, cook meals, jump over a bonfire, allegedly purifying from past mistakes and sins, dance and have fun.
And today people of Armenia still look forward the magic moment of New Year’s coming.
It must be said that even in the most difficult moments, when the country was ruined by wars and elements, and even if at the frugal table and without light, but New Year’s Day was celebrated by every family.