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Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan chaired a consultation today in the government on holding a Yarkhushta folk dance festival in Armenia.

Pashinyan was briefed on the work done in organizing this festival, and the components of this event.

Summing up the discussion, the Prime Minister said as follows, in particular: “We have decided that a new festival will be established in Armenia on June 13, 2020. The official name of the festival will be Zark Fest, but the unofficial name will be Yarkhushta Festival.

I think Armenian art of dance is really one of the phenomena that we can confidently put under the heading of 'national value.' And in that sense, I think that Yarkhushta is one of the most appropriate and most characteristic dances of our national nature and identity, and it contains a great deal of energy in relation to our actions and spirit.

Every year on the second Saturday in June, we will have the Zark Fest in Dashtadem community of Aragatsotn Province.

We will also have an annual competition program.

Besides, it will be a good place, a good environment for our compatriots, foreign tourists to spend their day there. The festival will be held on the territory of the Dashtadem Fortress, the historical and architectural monument.

I am convinced that we truly will have a very significant and important event that will also reflect our political strategy (...).”

Also, the Prime Minister attached importance to the organization of the festival, and instructed to continue the work for its proper organization.

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