The Office Of The High Commissioner For Diaspora Affairs has issued the following timetable for the events of the 105th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide in Armenia tomorrow, April 24, 2020.
Due to the conditions of the state of emergency, the events dedicated to the 105th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide will be held in a different format.
On April 24, we will all have a unique opportunity to collectively make a digital pilgrimage to the Tsitsernakaberd Armenian Genocide memorial. On April 24, starting at 08:00 Armenian time, our compatriots from the Diaspora can send a message from abroad to 0037433191500 phone number. On the same day, starting at 22:00 the names of the people who sent a message will be projected on the columns of the memorial. The artistic program of tribute will incorporate classical and traditional music, which will be broadcast live until dawn.
During the day, starting at 10:00, the Republic of Armenia President, Prime Minister, Speaker of the National Assembly, and the Catholicos of All Armenians will visit Tsitsernakaberd. The Armenian government will lay 105 thousand flowers at the eternal fire of the memorial, on behalf of all Armenians.
You can watch the live broadcasts on our Office’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/DiasporaHighCommissionerOfficeArmenia/):
Additionally, on April 23rd at 21:00, church bells across Armenia will ring for 3 continuous minutes, and street lights will be extinguished in Capital Yerevan and in every region. We urge our churches, community organizations, and institutions from the Diaspora to join this initiative by ringing church bells for 3 minutes and extinguishing the lights of Armenian streets and squares with the agreement of the local authorities.
R. Patkanyan’s famed song, “Come My Nightingale” (Ari im sokhak) will play across the country as our collective gaze is directed towards the Tsitsernakaberd memorial hill. This event will also be broadcast live. Our compatriots from the Diaspora can join this memorial, directing their thoughts and gaze to the homeland.