One of the plain of Harput’s pilgrimage sites – St Varvar. It is in Hussenig (Source: Vahé Haig. op. cit.)

Harput - Religion

The holiday of the Holy Mother of God was celebrated with great fanfare on the Harput/Kharpert Valley. On that day, thousands of pilgrims would head to the Saint Nshan Monastery located in Lake Tsovk (Gölcük). A celebratory atmosphere would reign there for three days.Houshamadyan has prepared a short animation segment in which two Harput/Kharpert residents engage in an on-site conversation about the holiday in their local dialect.


Under this general heading you will find the presentation of the Armenian religious establishments, churches and places of pilgrimage, and festivals that occur as well as its birth, baptism, marriage and burial customs of the place you have selected.