I had just packed up my laptop for a planned tour of coffee shops, when my Airbnb host casually pointed out that it would be ‘watering day’. Uhm. What’s ‘watering day’?
Turns out, Armenia has a holiday called ‘Vardavar‘. There’s a story to it that dates back to pagan times and involves some old god. What it comes down to is this: 98 days after Easter, people take to the street with buckets full of water.
Some repacking and a lot plastic bags later, I was able to record what that looks like: