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
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 !
HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL PEOPLE IN GEORGIA!
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…:)