TSAGHKASHAT, Artsakh—Artsakh’s Ministry of Culture and Youth Affairs is set to host the first ever Zhengalov Hatz Festival, celebrating the Artsakh Armenian treat loved by Armenians around the world.
Zhengalov hatz is a food prepared with mountain herbs and spices wrapped in Armenian lavash bread, ideally baked in a traditional tonir, an underground oven.
The festical will take place on April 29 in the courtyard of the Nikol Duman House-Museum in Tsaghkashat, Artsakh.
Each region of Artsakh will be represented by participants skilled in preparing the most popular dish of Artsakh cuisine. The whole process of making of zhengalov hatz followed by creative ways of serving it will be presented at the festival.
The aim of the festival is to preserve and promote the intangible cultural heritage of Artsakh and to instill respect and caring attitude towards national traditions and ethnic peculiarities.
The festival, which is free to the public, will feature live music and entertainment.