Christmas in Armenia and Georgia… and on Twitter

While Christmas was observed in the West on 25 December, other countries instead celebrated it earlier this week. In Armenia, however, it even became a trending topic on Twitter thanks to American-Armenian socialite Kim Kardashian tweeting the news to her 5,796,422 followers.

It's Armenian Christmas Eve tonight! Merry Christmas!

Thanks to other tweets from Kardashian's siblings, as well as numerous re-tweets, word of Christmas being celebrated in Armenia on 6 January went viral.

so armenian christmas eve is trending coz of these kardashian broads?these chicks have influence.tomorrow armenian xmas will trend

Which, of course, it did.

WOW! AMAZE! RT @RobKardashian – Armenian Christmas Eve is a trending topic! #Respect

Nevertheless, American comedian Dave Chappelle wasn't quite sure if the holiday was real, leading to some angry responses.

Happy Armenian Christmas Eve! Ok…your turn to make up a holiday.

@davechappelle fuck u, this is the day that Armenian Apostolic Church celebrates their Christmas, it's been like this for 1700years,

Of course, it wasn't just the Kardashians that were tweeting. Other users were too, sending out messages and pictures or updating their statuses on Facebook.

January 6th is the day that Christmas is celebrated in Armenia…soooo Շնորհավոր Սուրբ Ծնունդ..”Shnorhavor Surb Tsnund” (Merry Christmas in Armenian) ! =)

Happy Armenian Christmas everyone!

Merry (Armenian) Christmas from Yerevan (Armenia)!

In neighboring Georgia, along with some other countries, Christmas was instead celebrated the following day on 7 January.

People of SERBIA, Russia, Georgia, Ukraine, Macedonia, Montenegro, Greece and people of Jerusalem : HRISTOS SE RODI , MERRY CHRISTMAS !


My friends from Georgia (the country, not the US state) celebrate Christmas today. Merry Christmas to them! #itsasmallinteterestingworld

Today, Georgia, according to the Julian Calendar is celebrating Christmas. Merry Christmas!!! May the majority of your dreams come true.

In my own case, and even though I was in Armenia, I managed to spend it in a somewhat less than traditional way.

Well, last night was unexpected. Bumping into a Georgian metal band in the Rock Bar Yerevan. Georgian Xmas & music supplied by Slayer…:)


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  • archie

    To the author Mr. Krikorian

    I like the way you post your video here maybe you can post also a video from yerevan. I lived in the west and I’ve been in yerevan armenia several times. I feel safe in that country and I visited several open skies museums, cafes, bar and walking on the street of yerevan ,all I can say is wow! People are very nice eventhough mostly on the street they don’t speak english which I understand but I have a good tour guide and interpreter . So, I made a good friends in that country a very good friends.

    Next time I plan to visit Tiblisi too and see what this beautiful city can offer to a Tourist people like me.

    Bravo Mr.Onnik keep up the good work….

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