May 30, 2019
On May 30, 2019, a Hampartsoum celebration was held in Zahle, the largest Beqaa governate, with the help of the AGBU Zahle Ladies Committee. More than hundred women took part in this celebration. The program included a visit to the “Our Lady of Zahle”, Zahle’s most prominent structure, followed by a lunch. Hampartsoum is a traditional Armenian event which occurs 40 days after Easter and during a time when festivals and celebrations take place. The Our Lady of Zahle is a monument on the top of a hill overlooking Zahle and the Beqaa Valley, built in the 1970s in honor of the Virgin Mary.