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Young Armenians To Celebrate 'Lovers' Day'

YEREVAN -- Armenians will celebrate Youth and Lovers' Blessing Day -- their own version of St. Valentine's Day -- on January 30, RFE/RL's Armenian Service reports.

According to the holiday's traditions, young people are supposed to eat salty bread before going to bed in order to see their future lover in their dreams offering them a drink of water.

The salty bread is on sale in shops and stores and available for young people for the special price of 100-200 drams ($0.26-$0.53).

The Armenian Orthodox Church supports the tradition and also urges young people to pray to St. Sarkis, the protector of young lovers, before going to bed on the special day.