Volunteer: Kyle Gifford
Community and Business Development volunteer with a focus on IT. Member of Armenia/14 group in Noyemberyan, Tavush, Armenia.
Contributions from Kyle Gifford
I came home surprised one night to find my host mother had purchased two whole pigs - but first, we had to prepare the heads!
Making a vodka toast at my host cousin's engagement party. Engagements are a very public event in Armenia, and shared with the entirety of the bride and groom's families. Along with toasting to their future, the groom formally proposes to the bride at this party.
Part of a wedding ritual for an Armenian couple. The groom's family welcomes the bride's arrival with dancing and gifts, and shows off the live chicken gifted from the bride's family.
Posing with my host mother, Gohar, on the couch in her Armenian apartment.