My Armenia” pan-Armenian festival will be held in Armenia. The latter is aimed at the prevention and development of Armenian national and cultural identity, as well as to reinforce Armenia-Artsakh-Diaspora relations. The Government confirmed the program of the events on January 29. The previous festival was organized in 2012. “Armenpress” reports that Republic of Armenia Minister of Diaspora Hranush Hakobyan noted that the festival will be financed by the “Implementation of Cultural Events” of the Republic of Armenia 2016 state budget as well as other means not forbidden by the Republic of Armenia legislation.
By another draft project, the program and events of “Ari Tun” (Come Home) project were confirmed to be held in 2016. The purpose of the program is to introduce Diaspora Armenian youth to Armenian history, culture, public life, religion and family traditions; build strong relations with the Homeland. Over 1103 young Armenian people from 40 countries participated in “Ari Tun” program in 2015.
Armenia is expected to host about 1100 young Armenians from all over the world in 2016. They will be hosted by Armenian families, and will participate in “Ari Tun” camp.