About Events – Krtsanisoba
The day of 300 heroes – “krtsanisoba” is celebrated annually in Tbilisi on September 24. The Three Hundred Aragvians (Georgian: სამასი არაგველი) from the Aragvi valley fought a last stand at the battle of Krtsanisi, defending Tbilisi against the invading Qajar army in 1795.
A monument to the 300 Aragvians, created by A. Bakradze, was erected in 1959 at the place where remnants of the graves of those who died in 1795 were discovered.
The Georgian Orthodox Church had the 300 Aragvians canonized as martyrs in 2008.
Photo source: Tbilisi City Hall
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