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

About Events – Pirosmanoba

Statue of Pirosmani at the village of Mirzaani Photo courtesy of Irakli Garibashvili Official

Every October, the village of Mirzaani in Georgia’s Kakheti region hosts a traditional celebration “Pirosmanoba” (Georgian: ფიროსმანობა), dedicated to the famous Georgian artist Niko Pirosmani (Pirosmanashvili). Born in the village of Mirzaani, Pirosmani taught himself to paint but it was only after his death in 1918 that his naive style became admired. Pirosmanoba is celebrated … Continue reading

About Events – Signagi Wine Festival

Horse and Carriage at the Signagi Wine Festival

Signagi (Georgian: სიღნაღი) is a small, picturesque town situated in Georgia’s easternmost region of Kakheti, overlooking the Alazani Valley and facing the Greater Caucasus Mountains. The town is known for its wine production, carpet weaving, metal crafting, ceramics, wood carvings and leather work. To celebrate its wine production, the town holds a wine festival in October each … Continue reading

About Celebrations – Mtskhetoba – Svetitskhovloba

Dancers at the Mtskhetoba - Svetitskhovloba celebration

Mtskhetoba – Svetitskhovloba (Georgian: მცხეთობა-სვეტიცხოვლობა) is an annual festival held on October 14 in the town of Mtskheta (Georgian: მცხეთა). The festival pays homage to Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Georgian: სვეტიცხოველი) and is also a celebration of Mtskheta itself. Svetitskhoveli Cathedral stands on the site chosen by St. Nino as the place for the first church in Georgia. … Continue reading

About Events – Tbilisoba 2014

Autumn fruits and vegetables at Tbilisoba 2014

Tbilisoba (Georgian: თბილისობა) is an annual October festival, celebrating the diversity and history of Tbilisi. First held in 1979, the festival entertains Tbilisi residents, visitors and tourists with live music, traditional dance performances, flower and fruit displays, sports and fishing competitions, art and craft exhibitions, an auto show, and food and wine. The festival is centred … Continue reading

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