Armenian ritual folklore is the important ancient component of Armenian nation, and it summarises the following types and subtypes of folks: curses, blessing-wishes, oaths, magic-prays, different types of ritual songs,games and formulas.This group has some special aims meanings which shows the passed way, economic situation, every day life, moral and religious perceptions of the nation.
Usually, folk beliefs and ritual practices are defined as the beliefs and practices of individuals, families, and communities as they are expressed and enacted in situations outside of the control of formal religious or political authorities. This does not mean, however, that folk practices and beliefs are never coercive.
Depending on the nature of their economies, different types of ritual poetry moved to the fore among different peoples at various times. While poetry of familial ritual is of a single type among all peoples, or at least a majority of them, insofar as its principal features are concerned, one cannot say this with respect to the poetry associated with work. Among those peoples whose principal occupation was tilling the soil, it was naturally ritual poetry having to do with the agricultural calendar that developed to the highest degree; while among those who chiefly engaged in hunting, it was hunting songs that took pride of place, and so forth.
The relatively simple forms of rituals are curses, blessing-wishes and oaths which had wide usage. They are also used during ritual ceremonies (birthday, death, marriage, goodbye, greeting ceremonies, wishing and other festivals).
The complicated formulas of rituals are the blessings of binding (magical barriers), which are followed by some special ceremonies which mostly has saving, safety meanings from the evil, they save people from pain, illness trouble and other discomforts.
Household ritual formulas include the people ‘s main life events( birthday, marriage, death and funeral), blessing ritual ceremonies, their songs games and wishing formulas. Every ritual line has it’s own indispensable wishes.
Ritual songs, games, and formulas are done during folk-religious important ceremonies (Christmas, New Year,The Carnival, S. Easter, S. Cross, Vardavar, Hambardzum,Tsakhazard,and act.). Each of them had special song, game, formula,but only a few of them are saved.
Folk beliefs and rituals are particularly potent shapers of gender and sexuality because they are understood or experienced as “authentic”: traditional, timeless, organic, and heart-felt. Part of the power of folk practices is that they are not perceived as invented or imposed (even if actually they are). Thus, they tend not to be easily resisted or contested, but rather taken-for-granted as simply “our way of doing things.”