ArmInfo.The New Year's message from the Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan will be broadcast from the square of the Republic of Yerevan. Hovsep Kubatyan, head of the Yerevan Municipality Information Department, wrote about this on his Facebook page. "For the first time in history, the New Year's message from the Armenian leader, in this case, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, will be broadcast live from Republic Square," Kubatyan said.
Earlier, ArmInfo reported that the celebration of New Year and Christmas in Yerevan this year will be held on an unprecedented scale: the capital's city hall intends to spend about $ 700 thousand (326 million drams). Meanwhile, according to Temine Vardanyan, a member of the Luys faction of the Council of Elders of Yerevan, the New Year's expenses did not exceed 40-50 million drams ($ 80-100 thousand) annually.
This year, lights on the main Christmas tree of the country will be lit on December 21 at 20:00 on Republic Square in Yerevan. There will be the same tree as in the past. Its beginning will be marked by a musical with the participation of famous artists who will appear before the audience in completely new images. The highlight of the musical performance will be that it will become the basis of the Armenian melodies, arranged taking into account modern Christmas trends.
At the end of the musical, the lights of the main New Year tree located on Republic Square will light up, and the opening ceremony of the Christmas market in the park dedicated to the 2750th anniversary of the capital will be held. The park itself during the New Year holidays will turn into a venue for daily show programs (concerts, children's performances, and so on). Particular attention will be paid to decorating the capital on New Year's days. In particular, the fountains on Republic Square will be transformed into a modern fairy-tale city, and an exhibition of delirious New Year trees will be held on Severny Prospekt. In addition, for reasons of pedestrian safety, a temporary elevated passage leading to the main Christmas tree of the republic will be installed on Republic Square.
December 31 at 22:00 on the Republic Square starts the New Year's festive concert. In the first part, Armenian performers will present their best works, and the popular duet of Garik Papoyan and Sona Rubinyan will perform the song "Yerevan 2020" for the first time. At 23:45, Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan will deliver a New Year's address from the central square of Yerevan, after which a concert by the world famous musician and composer Goran Bregovich awaits residents and guests of the capital. Further, the New Year program will last until dawn.
On Christmas Day, January 5, a children's Christmas performance will be held in the center of Yerevan. In total, New Year's events in the capital will last until January 13.