Armenian Genocide is a day of remembrance for various Armenian communities throughout the world, including the large community of Armenians living in the Los Angeles area, for the 1.5 million countrymen who were the victims of the brutal mass murders from 1915 to 1923. Genocide Memorial Day is a national holiday in Armenia. This day is also celebrated to give honor to the innocent people who were killed brutally by the Ottoman Turks 95 years ago.
When is the Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day Celebrated 2017?
Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day is on 24th April 2017, a Monday.
The Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day is celebrated every year on the 24th April.
The origin of the Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day:
The Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day was started in 1965 by Lebanese Armenians to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Genocide. That day saw unlawful exhibitions organized by Armenians in Yerevanthe capital of Soviet Armenia. The Armenian dissents escaped control and calm was restored with trouble. The beginning date of the genocide is routinely held to be 24 April 1915, the day when Ottoman powers captured around 250 Armenian savvy people and community leaders in Constantinople. From there on, the Ottoman military removed Armenians from their homes and constrained them to walk for several miles, denying them of sustenance and water, to the desert of what is presently Syria.
Armenia is a country that has had its mounds painted with its individual’s blood for many years. Yet, however its melody and thought to move forward have helped it to overcome its horrific past.
In the 20th century the Armenian Genocide is the first modern genocide, during which an estimated 1.5 million Armenians were killed by the Ottoman Empire leadership in an attempt to rid its Christian minority. A remembrance service is held in the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem in the capital’s Old City, and a composition administrations and holy mass were led in the St. James Cathedral of the Armenian Church.
Ways to celebrate Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day
- In Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, several individuals stroll to the Tsitsernakaberd Genocide Memorial to lay blooms at the eternal flame.
- Serzh Sarkisian Armenian’s president and other high ranking officials laid flowers at the memorial on April 24 to give honor to their innocent dying.
- On April 22, thousands of Turkish people rallied in downtown Istanbul to remember the victims of the brutal mass murder of the Armenians in the year 1915. The activity in done by gathering in the city’s center Taksim Square and by silently lilting candles, holding red carnation to the accomplishment of the heartbroken Armenian music. Then, they laid the flowers on the banner saying “This pain is our pain”.
- Several Turkish intellectuals gathered outside at the Istanbul museum on April 22 that served as a prison for Armenian rounded up in 1915.
When is the Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day in 2018?
Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day is on Tuesday, 24th April 2018.