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In Madrid, the number of residents with Armenian roots reached eight thousand, and from year to year there is a tendency to increase.
Most Armenians now live in the Catalan capital of Barcelona, but the Armenian community in Alicante, Barcelona and Madrid is more active.
One day in the year the Spaniards celebrate the day of the Armenian gift.
Relations between the Armenians and the Spaniards continued afterwards. Thus, the ruler of Cilicia Armenia Levon V became famous in Spain by the fact that in 1321 he sacrificed the relics of Saint Tekla to the city of Tarragona. The day of arrival of this relic from Armenia became for local residents one of the most sacred holidays – Les Festes de Santa Tecla (Santa Tecla). This is the main holiday of Tarragona, it incorporates all the most significant manifestations of the Catalan folk culture and traditions. Santa Tecla is the patroness of Tarragona, and the feast of Saint Tekla is one of the most famous in Spain.
The Armenian Diaspora in Madrid.
The Armenian Diaspora in Catalonia.
In 2004, he moved to Barcelona from the small Armenian town of Talin and David Hambardzumyan, chairman of the NGO Friends of Armenia.
In September 2010, the presentation “Armenian House” (“la Casa Armenia”) with the sponsorship of the Catalan “General Union of Kindness of Armenia” (“Union General de la Benevolencia Armenia”) was held in Barcelona, and new and cultural associations are also being created.
Thanks to the efforts of the Armenian community, in February 2010, the Parliament of the Catalan region unanimously adopted a decision recognizing the tragedy of 1915 in Turkey as genocide of Armenians, which is extremely important for Armenia, just as for the Russians it is important to recognize the victory of 1945. The MPs of the Catalan Parliament who are members of the Association of Friendship with Armenia supported the initiative (yes, there is such a thing!).
As for the other cities in Catalonia, the Armenian diasporas there are small. For example, in Tarragona the Armenian community has no more than 50 people. It should be noted that with the beginning of the world economic crisis, the number of emigrants from Armenia significantly decreased.
The Armenian Dispute in Alicante and in the south of Spain.
Every year on October 2 and 3 there is a fair in Alicante, where the participating countries represent their culture and national cuisine to the public. This year, Hayastan Union participated in the exhibition, where Armenian dances and music were presented. In October, representatives of the union also take part in a cultural event called “Diversalicant” from the city of Alicante. Last year the mayor of the city specially marked the Armenian stand and thanked the representative of Armenia Hasmik Kocharyan for the bizarre and attractive atmosphere of the Armenian works.
In May 2009, a conference “Iglesias en el di blogo” from the Committee of European Churches (Comite Permanente de la Conferencia de Iglesias Europeas (CEC)) was held in Malaga, where Archbishop E. Petrosian, the main secretary for international relations of the Armenian Church, represented Armenia. However, the Armenian church should be told in more detail.
Armenian Orthodox Church.
The empty building of the cathedral was leased for 30 years, which contributed to Gaspard Petrosyan – the head of the Armenian communities of Spain. The official authorities of Catalonia were enlisted and supported by local authorities and representatives of the church. The temple was consecrated in the name of Saint Gevorg. Prior to that, the priests of the Armenian Apostolic Church rented a Catholic church in Barcelona for church services.
The first service in the new church was headed by Archbishop Norvan Zakaryan – the ruling French diocese. Also, with the assistance of the community, in September 2009, a khachkar was erected near the fence of the royal palace in the center of Barcelona, a memorial cross stone symbolizing the friendship of the Catalan and Armenian peoples. The opening ceremony was attended by the president and members of the government (keneralita) of Catalonia. At the moment, there are 2 Armenian churches in Spain:
St. George (Gevorg), Kalonge;
Holy Jesus, city of Cadiz.
Armenians are entrepreneurs.
As a rule, Armenian enterprises are of a family type. More often than not, Armenians organize companies for garden care, transportation of goods, sewing shops for tailoring, regularly organize and conduct various multinational events.
community in Spain,
Embassy of Armenia in Spain: Calle Mayor 81, C.P. 28013, Madrid, Spain.
bodies +34915 422627B.
Congreso Nacional Armenio de Espana www.acab.es,
Asociacion Cultural Armenia de Barcelona,
I’ll start with the important, the Cadiz church is NOT Armenian. it was simply restored by the Catholics as a token of gratitude to the Spanish King. (if you need more details, please contact) …
the next where did you get the numbers 300 in Sevilia and 200 in Malaga … is that. families or separately living Armenians. Andalusia has 8 provinces, you knew about it. obviously did not know.
… If you do not know at least do not write, just keep silent about Andalusia.
Do not invent and fantasize everything that will wander into your head.
and the last, and here the President of Armenia, Serzh Sargsyan.
I do this to the fact that the main photo of his photo … that the topic does not have anything to do.
However, in view of the protests of the Cilician opposition, not pleased with the rapprochement with the Catholic West, the engagement was upset, and relics remained in the Cilician Armenian kingdom.
After the capture of Cilicia Armenia by the Egyptian Mamluks, part of the relics of St. Fyokla were taken by Christians to Cyprus, where they are still kept in the convent of St. Fyokla, located on the outskirts of the village of Mosfiloti, near the city of Larnaka.
Another part of the relics of Saint Fyokla was in the city of Maalula. In January 2014, during the attack on the city, the rebels of the Jabhat al-Nusra group ransacked the Saint Fyokla convent and desecrated the saint’s relics, scattering her remains.
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