2001 (MMI) is a common year starting on Monday. 2001 saw a year-long celebration of Armenia's 1,700th anniversary as the worlds first officially Christian nation.
This was the tentative schedule of planned events at the time.
|Date||Name of Event||Location and Description|
|December 31||Lighting of candles||Yerevan’s Republic Square - Songs, ringing of bells, fireworks display.|
|January 6||The Holy Nativity||Yerevan’s Republic Square - A staged musical performance or passion play by A. Yernchakian|
|January 9||Official Declaration of 1700th anniversary celebrations||Press Conference|
|January 13||Farewell to the 20th Century||All cities in Armenia - Firework displays, concerts and theatrical events organized by local cultural groups|
|March - April||Water Your Tree||Yerevan-Etchmiadzin highway - Trees will be planted|
|April 24||Pilgrimage to Ter Zor desert in Syria||Der-Zor - Led by Armenian President and the Catholicos|
|Late May||International Latin-American Dance Open championship||Sport-Concert complex|
|Late May||Woman: the most beautiful creation of nature||Yerevan’s Cascade - Ladies’ Fashion Collections|
|May 26||Vardan: the soul of my country||Sardarapat - Theatrical performance commemorating the 1550th anniversary of the Battle of Avarair|
|Late May||Brabion Flower of Light Festival||Opportunity for people to present various interpretations of nature’s diversity and potential.|
|Early June||“For you, Christian Armenia” Festival||Musical festival of the peoples of the world|
|Late June||The Armenian stars of Russia for Artsakh||Artsakh - Gala concert with a variety of Armenian-Russian artists|
|June-July||Pan-Christian Culture – The International festival of spiritual music||Opening ceremony to be held in Kapan|
|Late June||The Children’s Planet||Opening ceremony of the “Noah’s Ark” and “Noah’s vine” complex near Khor Virap; United children’s chorus performance at the Cascade|
|Late June||“The Holy Virgin” festival of young artists||Ceremonial Review of artwork; Children’s Fashion Show at the Cascade|
|Early July||Melodies of the Armenian Mountains||Gyumri - Duduk festival with international participants|
|Late July||The Holy Baptism||Lake Sevan - Baptism of 1700 individuals|
|Late July||Ravenna Festival in Armenia||Italian music festival will be welcomed in Armenia; Philharmonic Orchestra of the La Scala Theatre|
|Early August||“Our doors are open”||Formal ceremony initiating the “days of solidarity among nations”|
|Late August||Regional days||Throughout regions, traditional rituals, arts and crafts will be presented.|
|August 18-26||2nd Annual Pan-Armenian Games||Vazgen Sargsian Stadium|
|September 21||10th anniversary of independence of Armenia|
|September 23||Consecration of St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral||Consecration of St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral|
|September 23||“The Path to Light”||Following consecration of cathedral; Concert of contemporary and traditional music|
|September – November||The “For You Christian Armenia” Classical Music Festival||Festival of art and classical music with many international participants|
|September 24||“Our Father” Passion Play||Yerevan’s Republic Square|
|September 26||“Oh Armenian World”||Yerevan’s Republic Square - Contemporary renditions of spiritual music by Ara Gevorgian|
|Early October||“Armenian sunrise” Peace Concert|
|Early October||“The Festival of Translators”||Ashtarak, Dsegh, and Goris - Literary festival dedicated to St. Mesrop Mashtots and St. Grigor Narekatsi|
|Early October||Gala concert|
|December 31||“Welcome to the 21st Century” Closing ceremony||“Welcome to the 21st Century” Closing ceremony and distribution of awards for all festivals and artistic events held during the year 2001.|
- January 18 - The French Senate recognizes the Armenian genocide.
- January 25 - Armenia declared full member of the European Council.
- January 30 - French President Jacques Chirac signs the law recognizing the Armenian genocide.
- January 5 - Vladimir Grigorian, philologist, professor and linguist (b.1928)
- June 19 - Sargis Baghdasarian, sculptor, artist and teacher (b.1923)
- November 8 - Malak Karsh, photographer (b.1915)