The Yazidis are one of the national minorities of Armenia. Nomadic stockbreeding is their major occupation. In the rest of Armenia they also breed sheep and goats. By the summertime they move their herds up into the Geghama Mountains to feed them on a healthy diet of succulent grass and fresh spring water.
The Yazidis (endo-ethnonym: Ezdi) are an ethno-confessional group whose main identity is their religion known as Yazidism or Sharfadin.
The folk culture of the Yazidis, the greatest wealth of folklore, the social structure of the Yazidi society, as well as the customs and norms of behaviour are all stipulated by the unique religious ideology of this people.
A crucial objective of spiritual discipleship that determines the membership in the Yazidi community is retaining the three basic principles of the Yazidism: ruling out miscegenation, intermarriage with the heterodox, a rigid pursuit of Yazidi Faith.