New Year festivities for children kick off at Armenia presidential palace

Three-hundred schoolchildren from Armenia’s capital city of Yerevan, and who have shown excellence, on Tuesday participated in the New Year event held at the presidential palace of Armenia (PHOTOS).

Santa Claus, the Snow Maiden, and fairy tale heroes welcomed these children, and they danced and played games with them.

In addition, a reception was organized for these kids.

At the end of the event, the children received books from Santa Claus, as New Year presents.

“All those children, who participated in key olympiads (…) and were declared winners in these tournaments, were chosen,” Gayane Soghomonyan, Head of the Public Education Department at Yerevan Municipality, told reporters.

In the coming days, numerous other children also will be hosted at the presidential palace, to celebrate the New Year.