Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Now that the Lenten Season is Here...

Doug, Ara Dinkjian, Robyn (me!), and Onnik Dinkjian

I couldn’t think of a better way to kick-off the Lenten season than with a Poon Paregentan dance featuring the fabulous music of Johnny Berberian, Ara Dinkjian, Leon Janikian, and Mike Gregian, and world-famous vocalist, Onnik Dinkjian. 

Mezza served at the dance
The Women’s Guild of St David Armenian Church in glorious Boca Raton, FL, hosted such an event this past Saturday.  An evening of music, mezza, dancing, and friendship set the stage for Lent, which began on Monday, February 11th .

In the Armenian Church, Lent begins on the Monday before the Catholic Church’s Ash Wednesday. On the Sunday before Lent, Armenians celebrate Poon Paregentan, or
"a day of good living," a time to feast before the fasting of Lent begins. This day is considered the first step of the Lenten journey. 

To get your lenten recipe search started, click here to see a lenten item we posted a few years back.

In the coming weeks, The Armenian Kitchen will post some more Lenten recipes for you to add to your collection, so stay tuned!

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