Armenian Cultural Fund in Hungary was founded in 1995. Since 2005 volunteers took an active role in Fund’s activities and in different cultural events. In the scope of the European Voluntary Service , which lasts one year, the volunteers have had the opportunity to take part in different cultural events organized by Armenian Cultural Fund, where they enlarged the scope of their knowledge, achieved the set up goals and developed their skills.
For the Armenian Cultural Fund the participation in “Youth in Action” project is quite important, as it provides an opportunity for youngsters to expand their involvement in cultural programmes .
Volunteers involved in the Fund’s activities got the opportunity to take part in various cultural events, exhibitions and national memorial days, as well as different festivals. Moreover, by writing and translating news and articles about Diaspora, cultural events and traditions, publishing these on the www.armenians.hu website, volunteers have had the opportunity to develop their skills not only in this area, but also promote public awareness.
During this one year voluntary service they participated in two trainings organized by Tempus National Agency , in which volunteers from different countries shared their skills, found an interlink between the cultures, traditions and got acquainted with each other.
In the scope of the Armenian Cultural Fund’s volunteering activities, Mane Ayvajyan and Diana Yeghiazaryan had their involvement and share from 2018 to 2019 activities namely, 65 projects were implemented, among which also international Festivals where 8 countries were involved. As well as youth camp was organized by Mane and Diana in Armenia with 410 participants from 15 countries.
The participation of those two volunteers had a very important role not only in organizing various events but also their ideas and initiatives were precious during the festival. Volunteers themselves took part in this festival, which lasted two months which was taking place not only in Hungarian cities, but also in Transylvania’s old Armenian Gheorgheni city. Mane and Diana also had their inputs in developing articles dedicated to the Armenian days, festivals, exhibitions and miniature, painting classes organized for children. This gave them an opportunity to develop their language skills which was also supported by Armenian Cultural Fund. All these events were illustrated and published as an article by the volunteers in Armenian Cultural Fund’s official website: www.armenians.hu.
This one year of voluntary service was very fruitful and the efforts of those two youngsters were truly appreciated and we may proudly say they brought brilliant ideas and initiatives, hard work and creativity to the organization. Meantime, these all efforts brought them a benefit of being creative, open minded and skillful which hopefully will serve a base in their future career. We are sure that it will be very easy now for them to integrate in a new culture as they did work with different people from various cultures, religions and traditions and thanks to the National Agency our volunteers found their peers to share experiences and ideas and finally enjoy their time during this one year.
President of Armenian Culture Fund
Önkormányzatunk minden évben megrendezni örmény napi programot gasztronómiai napját. A gasztronómiai nap során számos az örmény gasztronómiát bemutató ételkülönlegességeket lehet megkóstolni. A gasztronómiai nap során hagyományosan örmény zenei aláfestést adtunk, melyen alkalmanként örmény operaénekes vagy örmény zenekar is bemutatkozik. Terveink szerint a gasztronómiai naphoz mint minden évben, meghívót készíttetünk, melyben értesítjük a vendégeket az eseményről. A kitűzött időpontra biztosítjuk a lebonyolításhoz szükséges teremet, mely mindenki számára megközelíthető városközpontú helyszín. A rendezvény előkészítésében jelentős szerepet játszanak a nemzetiségi képviselők, kik munkájukat társadalmi munkaként adják hozzá a rendezvényhez. Ők szervezik meg az ételek helyszínre történő szállítását és ők azok, akik biztosítják a fellépő magyar illetve esetenként külföldi vendégek helyszínre történő szállítását is. A meghívott vendéggel az egyeztetések után kiválasztjuk a mindenki számára alkalmas időpontot és eztán intézkedünk a terem lefoglalásáról és a helyszínen történő hangosítás biztosításáról is. A gasztronómiai nap több szempontból is fontos szerepet játszik az örmény nemzetiség hagyományainak megőrzésében. Egyrészt hagyományos és nemzeti ételeket készítünk el a vendégeink számára, akik megkóstolhatják a magyartól oly eltérő remek fogásokat. Igény esetén a recepteket is rendelkezésre bocsátjuk, hogy bátran használják fel azokat a hétköznapok színesítésére. Másrészt jelentős az itt bemutatkozó fellépők hagyományos és különleges zenei repertoárja, mely a világon mindenütt elismert és volta miatt.
PanARMENIAN.Net - 104 years have passed since the beginning of the Armenian Genocide, one of the most horrible and shameful pages in the history of humanity.
In April 1915, the Ottoman government embarked upon the systematic decimation of its civilian Armenian population. The persecutions continued with varying intensity until 1923 when the Ottoman Empire ceased to exist and was replaced by the Republic of Turkey. The Armenian population of the Ottoman state was reported at about two million in 1915. By 1923 virtually the entire Armenian population of the Ottoman Turkey had disappeared.
The massacres of Armenians began in late 19th century, when despotic Turkish Sultan Abdul Hamid II – obsessed with loyalty above all, and infuriated by the nascent Armenian campaign to win basic civil rights – declared that he would solve the “Armenian question” once and for all.
On April 24, 1915, the Armenian Genocide began. That day, the Turkish government arrested and executed several hundred Armenian intellectuals. Afterwards, ordinary Armenians were turned out of their homes and sent on death marches through the Mesopotamian desert without food or water. Frequently, the marchers were stripped naked and forced to walk under the scorching sun until they dropped dead. People who stopped to rest were shot.
While modern Turkey denies the Armenian Genocide, many Turkish intellectuals have recognized the crime against humanity, committed at the hands of the Ottoman Empire.
On April 15, 2015, the European Parliament during its plenary session adopted a resolution on the centennial of the Armenian Genocide, which recalled the Parliament’s resolution of June 18, 1987, in which the EP recognized that the tragic events that took place in Ottoman Armenia from 1915 to 1918 against the Armenians constitute genocide as defined by international law.
Some three dozen countries, hundreds of local government bodies and international organizations have so far recognized the killings of 1.5 million Armenians as Genocide. Turkey denies to this day.
PanARMENIAN.Net - The Armenian national figure skating team has left for Japan to take part in the 2019 ISU Figure Skating World Championships in Saitama.
Single skaters Slavik Hayrapetyan and Anastasia Galustyan will represent the country in the important sports event in Japan.
Galustyan and Hayrapetyan will skate their short programs on March 20 and 21, respectively, the National Olympic Committee of Armenia reports.
Melanya Stepanyan, President of the Armenian figure skating federation, and Vice-President Ari Zakaryan have also traveled to Saitama.