The Feast of the Transfiguration of Jesus Christ is the third of the five main holidays of the Armenian Apostolic Church, according to Qahana.am.
This holiday is also known as Vardavar.
It is a popular custom during this holiday to sprinkle water on each other and release doves, which symbolize the biblical account of the great flood, the salvation of Noah's family from it, and his dove.
It is also customary to be decorated with flowers, which is an expression of great joy of seeing the glory of the Son of God.
The popular name Vardavar probably comes from the custom of pouring rose—“vard,” in Armenian—water.
The Vardavar holiday is preceded by fasting. And the next day—like after all the other main holidays of the Armenian Apostolic Church—is the day of the remembrance of the dead, when a Divine Liturgy and a requiem service for the souls of the dead is served in all Armenian Apostolic Churches.
16:13, December 2Supreme creative director Tremaine Emory will create capsule for Dior
15:08, December 2Snoop Dogg photographed with his grandchildren in ad campaign for Kim Kardashian's Skims brand (PHOTOS)
13:03, December 2Pantone names color of 2023
10:21, December 2Billie Eilish is on list of most influential women of 2022
00:47, December 2Kim Kardashian: I’m always looking for ways to support Armenia (VIDEO)
18:07, December 1Director talks about Keira Knightley's doubts about success of 'Pirates of the Caribbean'
11:05, December 1Wednesday series creators accused of racism over dark-skinned bully characters
20:29, November 30'Wednesday ' becomes most successful release among English-language shows on Netflix
18:30, November 30Rihanna's brand to pay over million dollars for misleading customers
16:11, November 30Actress of Ukrainian origin Mila Kunis gets in scandal, calling borsch Russian dish
15:30, November 30Gotham Independent Film Awards names best film of year
13:39, November 30Kanye West to pay Kim Kardashian $200,000 per month in child support in divorce settlement