February 14 is celebrated in Armenia as Trndez Day, which is connected with the idea of coming forward with fire 40 days after the birth of Jesus. This ceremony symbolizes the coming of spring. January 28 is the day of the National Army, the Armenian National Army was created in the year one thousand nine hundred and ninety-two ․ Women’s day international day of Woman is very popular among Armenians. All women get present and flowers from their family, friends and colleagues. Easter is one of those interesting holidays. Celebrated on April 4 ․ People paint eggs of different colors, each color symbolizes something. For example, the color red symbolizes the blood of Jesus. People painted and boiled eggs and then fought with each other over eggs․ April 24 is the day of the Armenian Genocide. In 1915 more than 1.5 million people died. People visit Tsitsernakaberd with flowers on April 24 to pay tribute to the memory of the victims. Armenia celebrates Independence Day on September 21․ 1988 — A devastating earthquake shakes Armenia with a magnitude of 9 at the epicenter (MSK-64 on a 12-point scale). About 30,000 people died.