YEREVAN, September 21. /ARKA/. Armenia is celebrating today the 27th anniversary of its independence. On this day in 1991, a referendum was held on the secession from the USSR and the creation of an independent state. Some 99% of all voters who took part in the voting said ‘yes’ to independence. Officially, independence was proclaimed by the parliament on September 23.
This year’s celebration of Independence Day is unprecedented and special. The main festive events will be held it the downtown Republic Square in the capital Yerevan, however, however, contrary to the previous years, the festive events are decentralized and will be held in different administrative districts of the capital, as well as in all towns and settlements of the country under the slogan “You are independent.”
The festive events will begin at 10:00. At 12:00 about two thousand schoolchildren will take part in a chalk drawing event. At 13:00 an exhibition of paintings called “Vernissage” will open. From 13:00 to 23:00 there will be two stages in the square for performances. A procession of brass bands will also begin from the central square.
A special feature of the celebration this year is the ‘selfie hour”, which will be held from 14:00 to 15:00 in the Republic Square, when any person will be able to chat and make a selfie with famous people. -0-