The Best Things to do in Armenia during May 2020
Spring is one of the most appealing season in Armenia, and May is an amazing time to visit the country. The spring rains are over, and the lavish nature is blooming. The plains and mountains are covered with verdant blanket creating breathtaking landscapes and magnificent views.
The average temperature during May in Armenia varies from +15 C (59F) in the mountainous regions to +25 (75F) in the plain regions. Weather is getting warmer day by day and the fresh air smells with adventure.
There are many festivals and events in Armenia that are already planned for May 2020. Also May is a month of many public holidays. So here are some places to visit and best things to do in Armenia during May 2020.
May 1 - International Labor Day
1st of May is the International Labor Day and, of course, it’s a public holiday. The festive mood and fun atmosphere fills the cities. Wherever you go, in any city and village you meet people with joyful mood, who really like celebrating their own international day.
May 9 – Victory Day
9th of May is a triple victory day for all Armenians worldwide. On this day Armenians celebrate:
- the victory over Fascism during the Second World War. There were six Armenian divisions, which headed to the front during the war, one division reached to Berlin and danced traditional Armenian kochari at the walls of Rechstag. Proximately 600,000 Armenians participated in the Great Patriotic War, half of whom never returned home.
- the Liberation of Shushi - a very important city in Artsakh Republic, which later helped to win the war for the liberation of Artsakh.
- the formation of the Artsakh Defense Army.
The celebrations take place in various parts of Yerevan, and you should definitely check out these places for fun and celebration: Republic Square, North Avenue, Freedom Square, Cascade and Victory park.
May 28 - First Republic Day
28th of May is Armenian First Republic Day. On this day all main ceremonies are held near Sardarapat Monument (a memorial dedicated to the victory over Turkey in Sardarapat in 1918), Armenians and high rank officers pay their homage to the heroes of the battle.
The Tastiest Festival during May
International Dolma Festival
On May 20, 2020 in a small village in Ararat Marz will take place one of the delicious festivals of the month. The International Dolma Festival is an annual festival, that takes place every year at mid-May. Here are gathering the chefs of the best Armenian and international restaurants and prepare all kinds and variants of Dolma that one can imagine.
Visitors can taste dolma during the competition and choose the best chef. The festival is seasoned with Armenian traditional songs, dances and mood. Therefore, don’t hesitate to rent a car with Alamo-Armenia and bask traditional Armenian cuisine in Hnaberd.
Yerevan Wine Days
Every year “Yerevan Wine Days” takes place in May on the first Friday and Saturday. Location of the event changes annually. In 2020, Yerevan Wine Days is dedicated to 140th anniversary of famous Armenian painter Martiros Saryan.
So the colors of the famous painter will accompany the event. Also there will be a competition, where participants will try to paint in Saryan’s colors, a master class with Armenian and international experts on how to taste a wine and match it with cheese and other food, pleasant music, bright lights and chummy atmosphere will accompany the cultural evenings.
May is also the month of roses and weddings. Wherever you go you will see countless blossom roses, brides and grooms with star shining eyes. The air is filled with love and happiness, and the sweet smell of roses.
Enjoy the wonderful events and the joyful mood, rent a car with Alamo Armenia. You can also book a chauffeur service and rely on a professional driver who can guide you on the road, while you enjoy your wine.