Surb Zatik - Holy Easter in Armenia (17/04)

Today Armenia celebrates the bright holiday of Easter. The Armenian word “Zatik” (Easter) probably comes from the word “azatutyun, azatvel” (freedom, to be freed) and means getting rid of suffering, evil and death. Greeting each other on Easter, Russian Christians say: "Christ is risen!" “Truly Risen!”

Armenian Christians say to each other: “Christ is risen from the dead!” “Blessed be the Resurrection of Christ!”

The idea of resurrection is fundamental to Christianity. Its meaning is in the transition from death to a new life, from earth to heaven. On Easter Day, the early church celebrated the crucifixion of Christ.