• Viktorya Mirzoyan
Forever student of human nature, seeker of beauty, Kotya’s mommy, painter, sculptor, singer at heart, content creator.
Generation Z Throws Yerevan Its 2799th Birthday Party

Yerevan celebrates its 2799th birthday / Photo: Viktorya Mirzoyan

Generation Z Throws Yerevan Its 2799th Birthday Party

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Yerevan just turned 2799. I take my camera, all my senses I can gather, and head out the door to see, to hear and to feel. Is it really old or new? I take a stroll with no agenda to be anywhere but here and now and to take in all this city can offer.

First stop is the Opera House and the Freedom Square right in the heart of the city. “Sport Yerevan” street workouts and performances are on. All I can see now is how young my Yerevan is.

Looks like the fencing club is more popular among girls. Armenian female chivalry anyone?

Yerevan celebrates its 2799th birthday

Photo: Viktorya Mirzoyan

Fighters with big open smiles and a let’s-do-it attitude.

Street workout in Yerevan, Armenia

Photo: Viktorya Mirzoyan

The strong and beautiful Armenian Generation Z.

Street workout in Yerevan, Armenia

Photo: Viktorya Mirzoyan

The grace and passion of independent Armenia.

Street workout in Yerevan, Armenia

Photo: Viktorya Mirzoyan

It seems that the sky is the limit for these young kids and it is so inspiring.

Yerevan celebrates its 2799th birthday

Photo: Viktorya Mirzoyan

Passionate performance of national songs by a group of young artists at one of the stages set up on the Northern Avenue.

National song and dance performances in Yerevan - Yerevan 2799th birthday

Photo: Viktorya Mirzoyan

National dance groups, hundreds of children in national costumes are waiting for their turns to take the stage and practicing at the same time.

National song and dance performances in Yerevan - Yerevan 2799th birthday

Photo: Viktorya Mirzoyan

A group of dancers waiting for their turn to demonstrate the grace and glory of traditional Armenian dance and costumes.

National song and dance performances in Yerevan - Yerevan 2799th birthday

Photo: Viktorya Mirzoyan

Visitors of the country joining Yerevan festivities full scale.

Tourists visiting Yerevan, travelers in Yerevan, Armenia

Photo: Viktorya Mirzoyan

Walking towards the park next to the Republic Square, where “Old and New Yerevan” photo exhibition through black and white images reminds us of the different dresses Yerevan used to wear.

Old and New Yerevan photo exhibition.

Old Yerevan photo exhibition in Yerevan, Armenia

Photo: Viktorya Mirzoyan

Balloons are getting pumped up for the launch of “International Balloon Festival 2017” at the Republic Square.

International hot air balloon festival in Yerevan, Armenia

Photo: Viktorya Mirzoyan

The pilot and his crew are ready to go.

International hot air balloon festival in Yerevan, Armenia

Photo: Viktorya Mirzoyan

They will fly all over the city.

International hot air balloon festival in Yerevan, Armenia

Photo: Viktorya Mirzoyan

Street performers, the dancer and the crowd.

Street musicians in Yerevan, Armenia

Photo: Viktorya Mirzoyan

A group of State Conservatory students are performing a classical piece at Komitas Park.

Komitas park, Yerevan - live concert, Armenia

Photo: Viktorya Mirzoyan

Meanwhile, young scientists are showing their tech achievements at “Smart Yerevan” innovative platform.

Young Armenian scientists present their achievements in Yerevan, Armenia - Smart Yerevan platform

Photo: Viktorya Mirzoyan

Traditional Armenian music concert is entertaining the crowd at Cascade…

Armenian music concert in Yerevan

Photo: Viktorya Mirzoyan

While best Armenian rock bands are playing for their fans at the Freedom Square.

Rock concert in Yerevan, Armenia

Photo: Viktorya Mirzoyan

My night is over and I head home with sweet pain in my feet. Yerevan is beautiful and just as beautiful are its people - creative, young and zealous. In this diversity of young scientists, musicians, dancers and fighters, pilots and dreamers is my Yerevan turning 2799 Years Young. Happy birthday, my love.