Mariam Evanesyan

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Since we are in Romania it was the first time that we had a trip just with ESC volunteers: Alik Mazmanyan from Armenia, Gülcan Babir from Türkiye, Soso Tkhlashidze from Georgia, and me Mariam Evanesyan from Armenia.

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There are about 400 hundred years the Armenian community exists in Transylvania.

They speak Hungarian, write in Hungarian, and pray in Armenian.

They lived in Transylvania for 400 hundred years being cut off from Armenia and the Armenian church, but they could keep their traditions and identity.

The community is so unique, their names are Hungarian, their cuisine is a mixture of Hungarian and Armenian dishes, and the church service is both in the Hungarian and the Armenian languages.

We had a two-day trip to Gyergyószentmiklós. They welcomed us with great hospitality, we had national dishes in a warm atmosphere.