Day of Remembrance of the Armenian Genocide in Bari

On April 24, 2019, the “Associazione Armeni Apulia”, based in Bari, recalled the Armenian Genocide.

The Association is chaired by the Armenian-Italian merchant Rupen Timurian, deputy president is prof. Kegham Jamil Boloyan, professor of Arabic language and literature at the University of Salento (Lecce). Secretary is prof. Carlo Coppola a teacher Italian and Armenian citizen.

The 104th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide was remembered by members of the Associazione Armeni Apulia, with a sober ceremony, very participated.

It was attended by people of different nationalities: Italians, Armenians, Syrians, Romanians, Georgians-Armenians and Italians of Levante.

The Ceremony took place in front of the Khachkar of Bari, symbol of the Armenian presence in Apulia region. It was designed and sculpted in 2003 by the architect and professor Ashot Grigoryan, founding director of National museum-institute of architecture after Alexander Tamanyan of Yerevan.

 During the ceremony, prayers and poems were read in Italian and Armenian: Biblical Psalms and Poems by Hamo SahyanParuyr Sevak. Prof. Boloyan and other sung songs by Komitas and the hymn of the city of Yerevan “Erevan-Erebuni”.

At the end of the event, the participants have been recited some verses by the poet Hrand Nazariants, a candidate for the Nobel Prize for literature who lived in Bari from 1913 to 1962.

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