About Events – Pirosmanoba
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 with traditional music and dance performances, painting exhibitions, local crafts and local food and wine.
Visitors to the Pirosmanoba celebration can see several of Pirosmani’s paintings at his house in Miraani that is now a museum (Pirosmani House-Museum).
Niko Pirosmani is revered in Georgia today and is affectionately referred to as ‘Nikala’. His paintings are considered a Georgian national treasure.
How to get there? Pirosmanoba is held in the village of Mirzaani in Dedoplistskaro Municipality in Kakheti region. It is approximately 135 km from Tbilisi. Minibus: Tbilisi-Zemo Machkhaani- Mirzaani.
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