About Events – Christmas Tree Festival in 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”

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”

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

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

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

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 (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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

About Events – Rustavkalakoba

First celebrated 13 years ago, Rustavkalakoba (Georgian: რუსთავქალაქობა) is an annual festival celebrating the city of Rustavi (Georgian: რუსთავი) in the Kvemo Kartli region. It was held this year on October 19-20.               Photos courtesy of Rustavi City Hall. CLICK on the logo to visit GEORGIA ABOUT on Facebook and see photos and news … Continue reading

About Events – Kindergarten “Autumn Festival” in Tbilisi

Children from Tbilisi’s kindergartens recently celebrated their annual “Autumn Festival” event. The event reflects the culture and traditions of the different regions of Georgia. The children dressed in traditional costume and participated in craft making, poem recitals, singing and games. The children celebrated Rtveli (Georgian: რთველი), the traditional vintage (the process of picking grapes and making … Continue reading