Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day
|Event Name||Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day|
|Start Date||24th Apr 2017 12:00am|
Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day or Armenian Genocide memorial day is a national holiday in Armenia and the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic and is observed by the Armenian diaspora on April 24. It is held annually to commemorate the victims of the Armenian Genocide of 1915. In Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, hundreds of thousands of people walk to the Tsitsernakaberd Genocide Memorial to lay flowers at the eternal flame.
The date 24 April commemorates the deportation of Armenian intellectuals on 24 April 1915 from Constantinople,. The first commemoration, organised by a group of Armenian Genocide survivors, was held in Istanbul in 1919 at the local St. Trinity Armenian church. Many prominent figures in the Armenian community participated in the commemoration. Following its initial commemoration in 1919, the date became the annual day of remembrance for the Armenian Genocide.