Warm and hospitable: “Welcome to our village, Sarnaghbyur”
5 August 2020
If you’re surrounded by mountains, the spring water is fresh and cool, there are cabbage, carrot, and potato fields all over the area, it means you’re in Sarnaghbyur village of the Shirak region.
Here everyone will greet you with a heartfelt smile – “Welcome to our village!”
Sarnaghbyur is not only famous for its breezy spring water but also tonir-makers (tonir is an oven in the form of a deep round hole in the ground and is used for baking lavash). Literally every household has a tonir here.
Almost everyone works in the village that has a population of nearly 3500 people. Women work in nearby farms, whereas 90% of men leave for migrant work in Russia.
They say the fields are more cultivated this year as due to the closed borders, most of the migrant workers have stayed in their village.
Edgar, 6, rushes to cycle around with his friends.