350th anniversary of first printed Armenian Bible, Ayvazovski’s 200th birthday put on UNESCO calendar

The 350th anniversary of the first Armenian Bible printed by Voskan Yerevantsi in 1666 and the 200th birth anniversary of Hovhannes Ayvazovski (1817-199) have been included in UNESCO’s 2016-2017 calendar.

The decision was made within the framework of the 28th session of the General Conference held in Paris November 4-18.

Twenty-one applications by the Republic of Armenia have been included in UNESCO calendar since 1998.

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