use1Following classes on February 13, 2016, the Kirikian Armenian School Mother’s Committee hosted a Paregentan Party and Fair for its students and the students of the St. Thomas Chess Club. Festivities started with a lunch for all of the children and continued with carnival games well into the afternoon.

IMG_0565_useOne of the very involved mothers of the Kirikian School, Mrs. Maral Kalishian, helped organize this fun party for the children by renting the carnival games and organizing the toy prizes at the very popular gift desk. The children fully enjoyed the after-school party with their friends, and the parents took joy in seeing them have fun! Some children even wore costumes, and everyone had several chances at the various carnival-themed games to win tickets and prizes.

IMG_0583_useThe Kirikian Armenian School of St. Thomas is celebrating Vartanantz in three parts. On February 6th, the V. Rev. Fr. Papken Anoushian spoke to the school about the Vartanantz War and its meaning and importance to the Armenian nation. In addition to the Paregentan Party and Fair on the 13th, teachers were given flyers about Paregentan and Dyaruntarach (Feast of the Presentation of the Lord) to use in their classrooms. Finally, Vartanantz celebrations will culminate on February 27 when the Kirikian school’s 6th grade students present a play about Vartanantz.

We invite you to enjoy all of the photos on our photo gallery for this event.