Even if it seems paradoxical: every tradition is based on the property of constantly renewing itself. Renewal is the basis for a living preservation of tradition. And this happens first and foremost through creative dialogue and encounters with other cultures, through opening up to the world.
In this sense, one of the goals of the project "Armenian Culture Days" is to present the diverse culture of the Armenian Church, Armenia and the worldwide Armenian diaspora and to make it accessible to a broad public. It is particularly important to us not only to present aspects of Armenian culture in a museum, but also to integrate their vital potential for new developments in international cooperation.
A special focus is on the interaction between Armenian and German culture. We firmly believe that immersion in a culture is much more intense when it is accompanied by one's own creative participation. Based on this idea, we offer a varied program as part of the project, which creates a variety of opportunities to learn new things and perhaps also to get involved creatively.
Armenian Culture Weeks or Culture Days have been organized in Cologne since 2005 (organiser: Culture Committee of the Diocese of the Armenian Church) and since 2010 in Stuttgart (organiser: Armenian Community of Baden-Württemberg eV). Now an attempt is being made to use the experience of both organizers and to make the project accessible in other cities in Germany.