The 29th Armenia Independence Day Celebrated in Niagara Falls
By: Talin Orfali Ghazarian
On September 21st, 2020, hundreds of Armenians drove to Niagara Falls to celebrate Armenia’s Independence day. People from Toronto, Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo, Ottawa, and other places came to witness a beautiful sight to see. People already began to fill up early so they do not miss the time. The falls was lit with our Armenia flag colours at 10pm for 15 to 20 minutes.
As soon as the flag lit up, we began to sing our national anthem and screamed with joy and happiness. It was so refreshing to see and to enjoy.
The colours of the Armenia flag are red, blue and orange. For the first time ever Niagara Falls and the Canadian Armenian Embassy Ottawa, gave us this beautiful gesture and gift. We appreciate and are so grateful. I have always loved and enjoyed Niagara and now I will always remember September 21st, 2020 and whenever I go back to visit the falls, this beautiful memory will forever be in my vision when I look at the waterfalls.
Thank you the Canadian Armenian Embassy of Ottawa, Niagara Falls, Canada, Armenians and all those who were involved to make this happen for us. It was such an emotional night. The colours were so vibrant, beautiful and It was so awesome to see. Photos do not do its justice. Seeing it in person was absolutely stunning. We want to express our heartfelt gratitude. Passerby’s also were present during our gathering as well.
People took photos, videos and shared a live feed so people who were not able to attend, could watch it from home or wherever they were. We were also waving our flag proudly. This meant so much to us. We are hoping that this will be a yearly event at the falls to enjoy for years to come.
God bless Canada, God Bless Armenia and God bless our people of Canada and Armenia!
Here are pictures of the Falls.