Armenia is known for its rich cultural traditions and various customs, where women have always had their special role. Whether it was in the pagan era, Christian culture or modern times, the image of a woman embodied the life-giving and protective features for Armenian people. The new generation of Armenians now give a huge importance to women rights and role not only within family and traditional culture, but also in the sphere of education and politics.
You may start your trip in Armenia by visiting the Mother Armenia monument that overlooks Yerevan. With her solid posture and feminine shapes it shows the woman character that is so relevant even today. Armenian museums exhibit traditional garments and silver jewelry, which were a part of women’s clothing in past times, as well as you may find carpets and laceworks done with the talented hands of Armenian women. The magical museum of Lusik Agouletsi will introduce you to the traditions, arts and crafts where women have constantly been the central figure. Armenian national dances will stun you with the delicate moves of women and mighty rhythms of men, you may as well be delighted by the sound of string instrument kanon that is primarily played by women.
During your family trip, you may be hosted in a house where you can see and experience local Armenian cuisine. Women travel in Armenia includes many special cooking workshops, carpet weaving masterclasses and visits to social initiatives founded by women. You may visit many regions in Armenia that have women centers, where they represent the local crafts, hold training for women empowerment and raise awareness about women healthcare. As you travel in Armenia, you will feel the hospitality and powerful role of women in many spheres of local life.