February 21
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A new sub-section called Database of Dishes has been added to the Intangible Cultural Heritage of the Republic of Armenia database; this new database was compiled as a result of a preliminary inventory of dishes in Armenia’s communities.

A total of 160 beneficiaries from 40 settlements, 20 villages, and 7 cities of 50 communities of 10 provinces of Armenia participated in this process, the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports informs Armenian

About 250 elements of Armenian and Yezidi national dishes were inventoried in this new database.

Armenian state and non-governmental organizations, private enterprises, and individuals in the food sector participated in this inventory.

The purpose of this inventory was to collect currently viable national dishes in the communities of Armenia, not only to ensure the preservation and transmission of this form of heritage, but also the viability, dissemination, and popularization. Also, it will contribute to the economic progress and sustainability of gastro tourism and communities in Armenia.

In order to ensure the effectiveness of this process, the Database of Dishes will be continuously updated with new elements and videos about dishes, contributing to public awareness, preservation, and use of Armenia’s national dishes.

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