The fairy tales written by Hovhannes Tumanyan, one of the greatest Armenian writers, are an all-time favorite of Armenian children. Nazar the Brave, Unlucky Panos, The Death of Kikos, The Talking Fish… The heroes of Tumanyan’s fairy tales, often foolish and funny, are known to everyone in Armenia through books and animated films created based on them.
The Tumanyan Fairy Tale Day international puppet theater festival that takes place in the village of Dsegh, the birthplace of the writer, is a heartfelt tribute to Hovhannes Tumanyan’s heritage. Puppet theaters from Armenia and Artsakh, as well as Russia, Georgia, China, Italy, Germany, Lithuania, Iran, and other countries take part in the festival. The opening of the festival takes place in Dsegh, the birthplace of Hovhannes Tumanyan. In the following days, puppet theaters travel around Armenia and perform in different villages and towns of the country – all free of charge.