Residents in Yerevan celebrated Armenia's Vardavar festival by throwing water over each other and bathing in a central fountain.
The festival, which dates back centuries, used to be associated with the pagan goddess of water, love and fertility but has now become an event for people to have fun and make new friends.
The celebration takes place about 14 weeks after the Gregorian Orthodox Easter and is also marked in Armenian churches.
Although some residents seemed a little unhappy about being soaked with water, most enjoyed the event, with one saying: "This is a very good festival. People splash each other and have a lot of fun."