Ghapama – The Traditional Armenian Cuisine – Armenia 2021.

On May 17th, 2021, one postage stamp dedicated to the theme “Armenian Traditional Cuisine. Ghapama” has been put into circulation.

The postage stamp with the nominal value of 300 AMD depicts the dish “Ghapama” of the Armenian Traditional Cuisine.

Ghapama is a stuffed pumpkin, which is a traditional dish in Armenia. It is mainly prepared both in autumn and at Christmas. According to the national traditions, it was often served at the weddings as a symbol of abundance. In the past, the filling was cooked with grains, meat, fresh fruit, but the most popular option is pumpkin stuffed with rice, dried fruits, nuts and honey.