Holy Christmas and Baptism in Armenia (06/01)

On January 6, the Armenian Apostolic Church celebrates the feast of the Nativity and Baptism of Jesus Christ, one of the main Christian holidays.

Until the 5th century, all Christian churches celebrated the feast of the Nativity of Christ and Epiphany on January 6th. Later, some churches began to celebrate Holy Christmas on December 25th. This was done so that people would forget the pagan holiday celebrated on this day.

The Armenian Apostolic Church has remained faithful to the old order and celebrates the birthday of Christ on January 6, simultaneously with the Baptism of Christ under the general name of Epiphany.