There were music performances using traditional Armenian instruments. In the video below we see the duduk which is a woodwind instrument made from apricot wood with a bamboo reed. It has been part of Armenian culture for 5000 years. UNESCO proclaimed the Armenian duduk and its music as a Masterpiece of the Intangible Heritage of Humanity in 2005 and inscribed it in 2008.
People come from miles away to enjoy the traditional Armenian food including lamb and chicken kabobs that church volunteers cooked on the grill.
Parishioners grilling lamb and chicken
Inside the hall you could learn some Armenian culture.
Cooks and servers were hard at work to provide traditional Armenian food to the guests. This included a special lamb and chicken luleh kabob. You could choose rice pilaf or bulgur pilaf which uses cracked wheat instead of the rice. There were other Armenian dishes such as stuffed grape leaves and lahmajoun (Armenian pizza.)
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