About Events – “Tbilisi 2015″ – European Youth Olympic Festival

Tbilisi 2015 - European Youth Olympic Festival

“Tbilisi 2015″ – European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) will take place in the capital city of Georgia, Tbilisi, between 26 July and 1 August 2015. Nine sports are on the programme – Artistic Gymnastics; Athletics; Basketball; Cycling; Handball; Judo; Swimming; Tennis; and Volleyball. 4,000 athletes aged 13-18 will be accommodated in the newly built “New … Continue reading

About Events – A fun day for children affected by the Tbilisi Flood

Children affected by the deadly flood in Tbilisi were treated to rides at Mushtaidi Park

Forty children affected by the recent deadly flood in Tbilisi were treated to rides in Mushtaidi Park (Georgian: მუშტაიდის პარკი) in Tbilisi. The flood that took place on the evening of June 13 swept away houses and caused considerable damage to the Vake and Saburtalo neighborhoods. Nineteen people are known to have died. Tbilisi City Hall … Continue reading

About Tbilisi – Tbilisi’s deadly flood

Tbilisi Flood Photo by Tbilisi City Hall

On the evening of June 13, a deadly flood tore into Tbilisi sweeping away houses and their inhabitants. At the time of writing, nineteen people are known to have died. It is believed that the flooding was caused by heavy rain and major landslides in two locations near Tskneti and Betania, not far from Tbilisi. … Continue reading

About Events – New Wine Festival 2015 in Tbilisi

New Wine Festival_Tbilisi May 2015

Sixty wine companies, small cellars and family cellars (with wines of 72 varieties) presented their late harvest wines at the New Wine Festival 2015 held in Deda Ena Park in Tbilisi on 9 May. Georgia About was there to photograph the event. No Georgian event would be complete without a barbecue! Photos by Georgia About. CLICK on the … Continue reading

About Events – Legendary American band Earth, Wind & Fire perform in Tbilisi

American band Earth, Wind & Fire performing at the Tbilisi Concert Hall in January 2015

Legendary American band Earth, Wind & Fire performed at the Tbilisi Concert Hall in January 2015. The band is one of the most critically acclaimed of the twentieth century and their music has spanned the genres of R&B, soul, funk, jazz, disco, pop, rock, Latin, African and gospel. Founded in Chicago by Maurice White in 1969, … Continue reading

About Events – Drifting Show on Metekhi Bridge in Tbilisi

Drifting show on Metekhi Bridge in Tbilisi during the New Year

Drivers from the BMW Club Georgia demonstrated their drifting skills as part of the city’s New Year celebrations. Drifting is a driving technique where the driver intentionally oversteers, causing loss of traction in the rear wheels or all tires. As a motorsport discipline, professional drifting competitions are held worldwide and are judged according to the speed, … Continue reading

About Events – Christmas Tree Festival in Tbilisi

Christmas tree design by Dinamo Tbilisi

As part of its program of Christmas events, the city of Tbilisi holds a Christmas Tree Festival. Christmas trees designed by well known Georgian companies are displayed in King Erekle II Street and the winner of the best design is announced at the end of the Christmas period. All photos courtesy of Tbilisi City Hall. … Continue reading

About Events – The 1984 Voyage of the Replica “Argo”

The "Argo" in the vicinity of the Georgian port of Poti

British explorer, historian and writer Tim Severin commissioned a replica of the Greek mythological galley “Argo” and in 1984 retraced the voyage of Jason and the Argonauts. Severin and his crew rowed and sailed from northern Greece, through the Dardanelles, across the Marmara Sea, and through the Straits of Bosphorus to the Black Sea coast … Continue reading

About Events – Ethnic Arts Festival “Under One Sky”

Performers at the Ethnic Arts Festival - Under One Sky

An Ethnic Arts Festival – “Under One Sky” (Georgian: მულტიეთნიკური ხელოვნების ფესტივალი – “ერთი ცის ქვეშ”) was held in Tbilisi in November with performances from Georgian, Armenian, Azeri, Kurd, Kist, Ukrainian, Russian, South Ossetian and Greek students living in Georgia. Established in 2008, the festival was founded by Manana Alphaidze, the head of the Composers … Continue reading

About Events – The Pazisoba Festival

Pazisoba riders.

The Pazisoba festival is an annual autumn celebration held in the port city of Poti (Georgian: ფოთი) in the region of Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti on the eastern Black Sea coast in western Georgia. The city was built near the site of the ancient Greek colony of Phasis and derives its name from the same. The festival … Continue reading

About Events – Turkish Fashion Show held in the Tbilisi History Museum

Turkish Fashion Show held in the Tbilisi History Museum

Georgia hosted a month-long Days of Turkish Culture festival in October, celebrating all things Turkish as a way to celebrate and promote its close cultural ties with its neighboring nation. The festival opened with a fashion show at the Tbilisi History Museum featuring clothes belonging to the Ottoman Period. The festival was supported by Georgia’s … Continue reading

About Events – The Hundred Thousand Martyrs of Tbilisi

Narikala Castle in Tbilisi on the day of the Hundred Thousand Martyrs.

The Georgian Orthodox Church commemorates the Hundred Thousand Martyrs (Georgian: ასი ათასი მოწამე) on 13 November each year. The Martyrs were put to death by Sultan Jalal al-Din of Khwarazm for not renouncing Christianity following his capture of the Georgian capital of Tbilisi in 1226. The Metekhi Bridge is traditionally considered to have been the … Continue reading

About Events – Ozurgetoba – Alegroba 2014

Ozurgetoba - Alegroba 2014. Photo by ოზურგეთის მოსწავლე ახალგაზრდობის სახლი

Ozurgetoba – Alegroba 2014 (Georgian: ოზურგეთობა-ალეგრობა) is an autumn celebration held in early November in the town of Ozurgeti (Georgian: ოზურგეთი) in Guria region in western Georgia. The event is celebrated with exhibitions of wine, tea, flowers, handicrafts and Gurian art, displays of traditional dancing and folk singing, and sports competitions. Alegroba is an older … Continue reading

About Events – Cheese Festival at Expo Georgia in Tbilisi

Cheese Festival at Georgia Expo in Tbilisi

On November 8, a cheese festival featuring more than 50 varieties of dairy products was held at Expo Georgia in Tbilisi. The popular event featured manufacturers from all regions of Georgia, including individual producers and dairy companies. Visitors were able to taste the different cheeses and watch demonstrations of cheese making. CLICK on the logo to visit GEORGIA … Continue reading

About Events – The International Children and Youth Choreography Festival – Caucasus 2014

The International Children and Youth Choreography Festival – Caucasus 2014_4

The International Children and Youth Choreography Festival – Caucasus 2014 was organized by the Creative Union of the Choreographers of Georgia. Held over a 10 day period in July, participants from Georgia, Turkey, Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine and Israel took part in various dance ensembles in Poti, Zugdidi (Anaklia), Ozurgeti, Ureki, Kobuleti and Batumi. Photos … Continue reading

About Events – Ekvtimeoba

Dancers at the Ekvtimeoba celebration

Ekvtimeoba (Georgian: ექვთიმეობა) is a celebration held annually on October 17 in the village of Likhauri in the western Georgian region of Guria to commemorate Georgian historian and archaeologist Ekvtime Takaishvili (Georgian: ექვთიმე თაყაიშვილი) (1863-1953). When the Red Army put an end to Georgia’s independence in 1921 Takaishvili  followed the Georgian government into exile in France, taking the … Continue reading

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