Catholicosate of Cilicia
Antelias - Lebanon
On Monday, July 8th, 2019, His Holiness Aram I received, in Bikfaya, the committees of the three Lebanese Armenian dance troupes: “Arek” from “Nor Serount” Cultural Association, “Knar” from Hamazkayin Educational and Cultural Society and “Arin” from Armenian General Benevolent Union – Armenian Youth Association.
These three dance troupes had performed together in an especial event, at St. Mary Monastery, in Bikfaya, a week ago. The event was organized by the Information and Communication Department of the Catholicosate of Cilicia under the title “Armenian Traditional Dance Night.”
The Catholicos commended their success and their achievements in conserving and spreading the Armenian traditional dances. He also underlined the significance of the united performance they had in Bikfaya. Finally, acknowledging the suggestion of the committee members to repeat the dance event, His Holiness stated that the first Friday of each July will be dedicated to the Armenian traditional dance night, in the vicinity if St. Mary Monastary in Bikfaya.