About Celebrations – The Grape Harvest

This year’s grape harvest has begun in Georgia. The process of picking grapes and making wine, together with the accompanying celebrations, is called Rtveli (Georgian: რთველი) and marks the end of the agricultural cycle for the year. Rtveli involves almost everyone in Georgia. Wine is produced by thousands of small vineyard farmers (using primarily traditional techniques of wine-making), as well … Continue reading

About Celebrations – Bagrati Church Receives New Cross

August 17 was declared a one-off public holiday in Georgia’s second-largest city, Kutaisi. The cause for celebration was the placing of a 2.14 meter bronze cross on top of the recently restored dome of Bagrati Church (Georgian: ბაგრატი; ბაგრატის ტაძარი) in the city of Kutaisi, in the region of Imereti. President Saakashvili, Archbishop Kalistrate of the Georgian Orthodox Church … Continue reading

About Government – New Parliament Building in Kutaisi

Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili inaugurated the country’s new parliament building in Georgia’s second city, Kutaisi (Georgian: ქუთაისი) on 26 May 2012. “This new building of our parliament is a symbol of the new Georgia,” said President Mikheil Saakashvili at the official opening of the ultra-modern new legislature. Moving the parliament here is part of the Georgian … Continue reading