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Vardavar is a festival in Armenia where people throw water at each other.[1] It is celebrated 98 days (14 weeks) after Easter.

The celebrations related to the religious observance of Astghik were initially called "Vartavar" because Armenians used to offer her roses as a symbol of celebration. The word "vart" means "rose" in Armenian, and "var" means "rise". The event was traditionally celebrated during the harvest season.[2]

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  1. Nasrallah, Elia (7 July 2021). "The Armenian Vardavar: Between Church Celebrations and Popular Traditions". Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium. Retrieved 18 October 2023.
  2. "Armenians Celebrate The Vardavar Water Festival". Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. 8 July 2013. Retrieved 18 October 2023.