Merelots is the Remembrance Day of the Dead that is observed in the Armenian Apostolic Church. This remembrance day is observed five times as far as it follows five major religious holidays.
The first Merelots is on January 7 right after Christmas and Epihany that is on January 6. The next Remembrance Days of the Dead follow Easter, Feast of the Transfiguration, Assumption of the Holy Virgin Mary and the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.
This commemoration is not only aimed to remember the dead relatives and friends. It is reminds people to congratulate their alive relatives and friends, be merciful and kind to others.