New Year is a holiday for all, regardless the nationality and religion. And though, every nation celebrates it according to its calendar, traditions and customs, January the first is celebrated all over the world.
The Armenian community of Tbilisi decided to celebrate this holiday in a special way. The National Congress of Armenians in Georgia suggested celebrating the passing 2010 and coming 2011 in a general circle. The Congress took the whole organization of the grand plan. Preparations for the event took a lot of time and effort. And on the eve of New Year, on December 27, in one of the best Tbilisi restaurants everything was ready to meet the New Year.
The concert program satisfied everybody’s taste. Vlad Aramov, the winner of Arno Babajanyan song contest, a young rising star, finalist of competition "Nichieri” Anna Khanchalyan, charming Lolita Tatyan.
There were a lot of people who decided to celebrate the New Year with compatriots. Among them the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia in Georgia Grach Silvanyan, head of the Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church in Georgia His Grace Bishop Vazgen Mirzakhanyan, writer and translator Givi Shakhnazar and many leaders of Armenian public organizations.
Soso Mazmanyan, actor of comedy genre and Narek Kushyan a priest of Saint George church, who at the moment were abroad congratulated everybody by phone.
Intimate songs performed by an ensemble of "Sami saukune”, passionate dances by Svetlana Yeritsyan, as well as puppet show by Jeanne Davtyan made the evening more interesting and special.
Among the guests were also the great Georgian composer and singer Nuno Gabunia and a talented musician Levon Shahbazyan.
Baritone Saribek Sargsyan amazed everyone with virtuoso performance of opera arias, young singer Henry Petrosyan sang songs of Sayat-Nova, the winner of TV contest "Nutsas Schola 2006" ("School of Nutsa") Duda Niparishvili presented a surprise and sang an Armenian song “yerani te", 12-year old Roman Meloyan brilliantly performed foreign hits.
Incendiary Armenian folk dance "Kochari" and the melodic tunes of Tbilisi left nobody indifferent. The evening was conducted by Zinulik Pogosyan and Michael Avakyan. And let us wish we had such evenings full of fun and joy in our lives as often as possible - and not just on holidays.