Erebuni Yerevan 2801

Festivals and Events

On October 19, 2019, Armenia will celebrate the 2801st anniversary of the capital of the Republic - the city of Yerevan. The founding date of Yerevan is considered to be 782 BC, when the king of the state of Urartu, Argishti the First, founded the Erebuni fortress, which served as the beginning of the prosperity of the city of Yerevan. The name of the city "Yerevan" is transformed from "Erebuni".

Erebuni Yerevan 2801

On October 19, 2019, Armenia will celebrate the 2801th anniversary of the capital of the Republic - the city of Yerevan. The founding date of Yerevan is considered to be 782 BC, when the king of the state of Urartu, Argishti the First, founded the Erebuni fortress, which served as the beginning of the prosperity of the city of Yerevan. The name of the city "Yerevan" is transformed from "Erebuni".​

Archaeological excavations indicate that the fortress of Erebuni is the fundamental core of Yerevan, located in the south-eastern part of the capital. One of the evidence of this is cuneiform, discovered during excavations and carved by decree of King Argishti I, the founder of Erebuni, which states the following:
"By the grace of the God Khaldi, Argishti, son of Menua, built this mighty stronghold and proclaimed it Erebuni for the greatness of Biainili (Urartu) and to instill fear among the enemy countries. Argishti says: The land was a desert, great works I accomplished upon it. By the will of Khaldi, Argishti, son of Menua, is a mighty king, king of Biainili land, and ruler of Tushpa city."

Numerous events are timed to the Erebuni-Yerevan holiday: exhibitions in local museums, craft fairs, contests and quizzes for children in parks, and much more. At the end of the celebration, a large gala concert will be held on Republic Square with the final fireworks. Taking part in recreational activities, you will visit interesting places in Yerevan, learn more about Armenian culture and get acquainted with the residents of the capital.

Erebuni-Yerevan 2019 and many other holidays and festivals during the fall are expected to attract a large number of tourists from all over the world. Come to a city that is older than Rome and plunge into an incredible festive atmosphere! Smiles, joy and positive emotions await you!​