Christmas (Սուրբ Ծնունդ Soorp Dznoont)
In the Armenian Church, the birth and baptism of Our Lord are celebrated on the same day – January 6. According to St. Clement of Alexandria (late 2nd century) Christ's birth (Epiphany) was celebrated in Egypt on January 6. January 6th is also the day when the city of Bethlehem observed Theophany, which is a Greek word meaning Revelation of God. In the Roman Empire, December 25th was a day associated with a pagan feast, and thus in the 3rd century, the Church in the West moved Christmas to December 25th. This did not affect the Armenian Church, which continued the traditional January 6th celebration.