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Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day

Honor and remember the lives lost on Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day - let's never forget the importance of standing against injustice.
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On April 24, we honor the memory of the victims of one of the most tragic and devastating events in history - Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day. This day marks the anniversary of the start of the systematic extermination and deportation of millions of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire in 1915. Despite this dark chapter, it is also a day to celebrate resilience and courage, as Armenians around the world come together to remember their ancestors and preserve their culture. Let's take a moment to reflect on their strength and commemorate their legacy on this significant day.

History of Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day

Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day Dates

Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1915</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Genocide Begins</div><div class='timeline-text'>On April 24, the Ottoman Empire began the systematic arrest, deportation, and extermination of 1.5 million Armenians, marking the start of the Armenian Genocide.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1916</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Henry Morgenthau Sr. Report</div><div class='timeline-text'>US Ambassador Henry Morgenthau Sr. reported detailed accounts of the genocide, alerting the international community to the atrocities committed.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1965</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>50th Anniversary Protests</div><div class='timeline-text'>Hundreds of thousands of Armenians worldwide marched in protest on the 50th anniversary, demanding recognition and justice for the victims.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1990</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Armenia Officially Commemorates</div><div class='timeline-text'>Armenia officially commemorated April 24 as Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, an important national holiday.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2001</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>France Recognizes Genocide</div><div class='timeline-text'>France officially recognized the Armenian Genocide, becoming one of the first major nations to do so.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2020</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>US Recognition</div><div class='timeline-text'>In 2020, the United States Senate passed a resolution officially recognizing the Armenian Genocide, marking an important step in global recognition and justice.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Attend a commemoration event</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Many cities around the world hold events and ceremonies to remember the victims of the Armenian Genocide. Attend one of these events to show your support and honor the memory of those who were lost.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Educate yourself and others</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take some time to learn more about the history of the Armenian Genocide and share your knowledge with others. This is an important step in spreading awareness and preventing future genocides from occurring.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Light a candle in remembrance</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Light a candle in honor of the victims of the Armenian Genocide. This small act can serve as a powerful symbol of remembrance and solidarity with the Armenian community.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Support Armenian businesses</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Show your support for the Armenian community by shopping at and promoting Armenian-owned businesses. This can help to not only honor the victims of the genocide, but also support the thriving Armenian community.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Volunteer or donate to a charitable organization</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>There are many organizations dedicated to helping those affected by the Armenian Genocide. Consider volunteering your time or donating to one of these organizations to make a positive impact and show your support on this important day.</p></div></div>

Why Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day is Important

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It honors the memory of those who were unjustly killed</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day is a day to remember and honor the lives of the 1.5 million Armenians who were killed during the genocide in 1915. It is important to recognize and honor their memory, as well as acknowledge the atrocities that occurred during this dark period in history.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It raises awareness and promotes education about genocide</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>By remembering the Armenian Genocide, we can bring attention to other instances of genocide happening around the world. This day serves as a reminder to educate others and raise awareness about the consequences of discrimination, intolerance, and hatred towards ethnic or religious groups.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It promotes unity and peace among nations</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Recognizing the Armenian Genocide can help promote unity and peace among nations by acknowledging past wrongdoings and promoting reconciliation. This day serves as a reminder to work towards preventing acts of violence and promoting tolerance and understanding among different cultures and societies.</p></div></div>

5 Revealing Facts: Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day is marked by a minute of silence</h3><p class='facts-content'>At 11 a.m. on April 24 in Armenia, a minute of silence is observed nationwide to remember the victims of the genocide.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Efforts for genocide recognition continue worldwide</h3><p class='facts-content'>Armenians worldwide continue to lobby their respective governments for recognition of the Armenian Genocide, as recognition is seen as an affirmation of historical truth and a step towards justice.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The "Forget-me-not" flower is a symbol of remembrance</h3><p class='facts-content'>The forget-me-not flower was chosen as the symbol for the centennial commemoration of the Armenian Genocide, representing remembrance and perpetual memory.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The Tsitsernakaberd monument is a key place of remembrance</h3><p class='facts-content'>In Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, the Tsitsernakaberd Genocide Memorial hosts an annual ceremony attended by hundreds of thousands, including foreigners and dignitaries, as a show of respect and remembrance.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Recognition by Pope Francis</h3><p class='facts-content'>In 2015, Pope Francis referred to the slaughter of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as the "first genocide of the 20th century" which bolstered the campaign for wider recognition.</p></div></div>

Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day FAQs

When is Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day?

Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day is celebrated on April 24 every year. In 2024, it will fall on a Wednesday.

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