Armenians celebrated Christmas every year on 6th January at Armenian Church, Kolkata or Armenian Church of the Holy Nazareth. This is very interesting to see those rituals and activities, Though last two year they did not allow photographers/filmmakers to shoot their rituals without prior permission of there new father of Armenian Church Kolkata. But back then they allow photographers/filmmakers to shoot. The reason maybe crowded, privacy & other things. I was there to document Armenian Christmas celebration at Armenian Church, Kolkata or Armenian Church of the Holy Nazareth, unfortunately that year father was changed and they not allowing to photograph/film year of 2016 . If you want to photograph/film you need a permission from father (from Armenian College) before hand this festival.
This Armenian Orthodox Church celebrates Christmas at Armenian Church, Kolkata. This celebration very exclusive to this particular church.
What: Armenians Christmas Celebration
When: 6th January (Every Year)
Where: Armenian Church, Kolkata (near Chitpur)
Address: 2, Armenian Street, Bortola, Barabazar Market, Kolkata, West Bengal 700001
Google Map Link: Click here
2015 was great year in-terms of documentation this festival and shooting exclusive coverage.
I will attached some of my friends blog links for more exclusive coverage of this celebration. Must read
- Rangan Dutta – Click here
- Sumit Surai – Click here
- Indrajit Das – Click here
- Subhadip Mukherjee – Click here
Thanks a ton Rangan Dutta, Sumit Surai, Indrajit Das & Subhadip Mukherjee for excellent blog post regarding this festival. I hope readers will enjoy reading those masterpieces.