2015 is the 100th Anniversary around the globe of World War I. Though marked annually there are special events around London in 2015 to acknowledge this centenary. And the Armenian people have their own special grief to bear. The Armenian memorial events included a concert at St James’, Piccadilly on Friday 24th April.
There are 100 interesting facts about Armenia collected here, written at the time of this 100th Anniverary, but ranging over Armenian life as a whole. The site makes an instructive read.
The bell at Saint Sarkis was tolled 100 times, as recorded on this video.
The apricot tree has historic connections with Armenia. It has even appeared on the Country’s postage stamps.
And in this particular stamp, the background is Mount Ararat. Although the mountain is not in today’s Armenia, the best view of the Holy Mountain is in fact from Khor Virap monastery near the town of Ararat in Armenia.