The Armenian Apostolic Church celebrates Shrovetide holiday on February 6.
The press-service of AAC Ararat Diocese told ARMINFO that in conformity with church traditions, Shrovetide is marked on the eve of Lent. Shrovetide symbolizes the life in paradise. This holiday is celebrated also in Russia and European states. During the evening service on the eve of Shrovetide, the altar is closed by curtains up to the end of Lent, which start on February 7.