February 19 is renowned Armenian poet Hovhannes Tumanyan’s birthday. Tumanyan was born in 1869 in a village called Dsegh, in Armenia’s Lori region. In Armenia, his birthday is known as the Book Giving Day – a holiday aimed at encouraging people to read all types of books.
Tumanyan himself had an infinite love for books.
The Hovhannes Tumanyan Museum in Yerevan houses the writer’s very own library, which people can visit anytime.