Hovhannes Tumanyan

Hovhannes Tumanyan was born in the village of Dsegh in 1869.

At first, he studied at the primary school in Dsegh, and then he continued his education in Jalaloghly (now Stepanavan). Tumanyan began writing poems when he was still 12.

 At the age of 14, Hovhannes Tumanyan went to Tiflis where he studied at Nersesyan School.

 Hovhannes Tumanyan wrote poems, poems for children, quatrains (քառյակներ), short stories, tales.

I like his poems for children. For example, «Գրիչը», «Ձյունը», «Աշուն»: I also like his tales. For example, “The Death of Kikos”, “The Black Kiddy”, “The Liar”. Tumanyan’s most touching story is “Gikor”. But Hovhannes Tumanyan’s masterpiece is the poem “Anush”.

Tumanyan liked peace very much. He criticized people who quarrelled and fought. He also criticized kings who began wars because of nothing. Tumanyan’s peaceful character is seen in his poems “The Dog and the Cat” and “A Drop of Honey”.  

Seasons of the year

There are four seasons in a year: spring, summer, autumn and winter.

The spring months are: March, April and May. It is warm in spring. New leaves appear on the trees and the flowers blossom. The days get longer and nights shorter .We celebrate Easter in Spring. We wear light clothes. The sun often shines in spring. It often rains in spring, but nature needs spring rains. The spring flowers are snowdrops, violets and roses.  images скачанные файлы скачанные файлы (1)

The summer months are: June, July and August. It is very hot in summer.  That’s why people often go to the country and have a very good time there.  Sometimes they go to Sevan or the Black Sea. In summer children have a long school holiday. They don’t go to school and summer camps begin everywhere. Children sometimes go on different educational trips and learn a lot of things about Armenia. People wear very light clothes: sandals, shorts, summer caps, T-shirts. Armenian apricots are ripe in June. The sun always shines brightly in Armenia. July is the hottest month of the year.


The autumn months are: September, October and November. It is still quite warm in Armenia in September. We have golden autumn in October. It is neither hot nor cold and the markets are full of different fruits: peaches, pears, grapes and pomegranates. In November it becomes colder day by day, and sometimes it even snows. The leaves turn red, yellow and orange. Though it often rains in Autumn I like it because in this season we have different fruits. In autumn some birds fly to warmer countries. Animals get ready for the winter.

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The winter months are: December, January and February. It is very cold in winter. It snows in winter. Children usually go to the yard and play snowballs and make a snowman. People celebrate the New Year in winter. January is colder than December. It is the coldest month of the year. People wear warm clothes: coats, boots, mittens, hats, jumpers. In winter the days get shorter and the nights longer. I also like winter because I can ski or sledge on the ice or skate with my friends and have a lot of fun.

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I like all the seasons of the year because each season has its good sides.


Easter in Armenia

Easter is one of the most favourite holidays in Armenia. People  celebrate it at the end of March or in April. This year Easter will be celebrated on March 27. It is a Christian holiday connected with the resurrection of Jesus Christ. On this day people greet each other by saying «Christ is risen!» and the answer is «Truly, he is risen!» Armenians prepare for Easter 40 days before it. They make malts (ածիկ).. On this day Armenians go to church and then come home, sit at the tables and the whole family celebrates Easter. The Easter meal is fish, dyed eggs and red wine. Children play Easter games. They begin to fight with their eggs and have fun in it.