Remembrance of the Dead (Hishadag Merelots)

  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... Read More »

Anniversary of the Armenian Earthquake

  The 1988 Armenian earthquake, also known as the Spitak earthquake, occurred on December 7 at 11:41 local time with a surface wave magnitude of 6.8 and a maximum MSK intensity of X (Devastating). Between 25,000 and 50,000 people were killed and up to 130,000 were injured, with thousands more left homeless. The earthquake devastated... Read More »

Remembrance of the Dead (Hishadag Merelots)

  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... Read More »