The Armenian Street Festival is an international festival which is meant to promote the Armenian Heritage, one of the most ancient civilisations of humanity and also to create a deeper bond between ethnic communities and nations all over the globe.
Being a street festival, one of the most common activities of a street is mail correspondence. At the 3rd edition we proposed to bring people from the entire world to our festival through postcards. And we did it with the help of Postcrossing.com
The goal of the Postcrossing project is to allow people to receive postcards from all over the world, for free. Well, almost free! The main idea is that: if you send a postcard, you will receive one back from a random Postcrosser from somewhere in the world.
View the brochure of the most impressive messages:
Through Postcrossing we have received from all continents, 263 postcards from the following 49 countries: Armenia, Australia, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, UAE (United Arab Emirates), USA (United States of America), UK (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: England, Scotland, Wales), Romania, Russia, Singapore, Spain, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine.
Through this initiative, hundreds of people around the world were encouraged to read and research online about Armenia, its people, history and culture, about Armenian diaspora in their country and also about the relationship between Armenia and Romania.
Every postcard received is amazing and the messages are unique and very emotional for us. We appreciate your gestures very much and this way, we want to thank all the Postcrossing community and the wonderful people around the world who wrote us!
Postcrossing idea: send a postcard and receive a postcard.
Try it yourself at www.Postcrossing.com
Photos from the exhibition, during the Armenian Street Festival, 7-9 August 2015, Bucharest, Romania (audience: 20.000 people):