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 … Continue reading

About Events – Miss Chinese Cosmos Pageant visits Georgia

Sixteen semi-finalists of the Miss Chinese Cosmos Pageant 2015 travelled to Tbilisi in September for a photo shoot at Tbilisi’s Bridge of Peace. The young Chinese women wore Georgian national costumes and learned traditional Georgian dancing. The trip was organised by the Georgian National Tourism Administration together with the Hualing Group Georgia investment group. The visit was … Continue reading

About History – Photographs of Tbilisi in 1976

In 1976, the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic was part of the USSR. During the Soviet rule, the country’s capital, Tbilisi, became more industrialised and its population grew significantly. The following black and white photographs, taken in Tbilisi in 1976, reveal glimpses of city life during Soviet times. Photo source: Tbilisi Week CLICK on the logo to visit GEORGIA … Continue reading

About Sights – Pastel colored houses and balconies of Tbilisi’s Old Town

Tbilisi’s Old Town (Georgian: ძველი თბილისი) is renowned for its picturesque pastel colored wooden and traditional brick houses with open, carved balconies. The houses are mainly 19th century as much of the city was destroyed by the devastating Persian invasion of 1795. Much of the Old Town has been restored under a scheme introduced by … Continue reading

About Sights – Tbilisi’s Old Town District

Tbilisi’s Old Town (Georgian: ძველი თბილისი) is one of the oldest parts of the city and nestles on the mountainside under Narikala fortress (Georgian: ნარიყალა). The Old Town is part of the Tbilisi Historic District and contains a number of officially designated monuments, churches, cobbled streets and picturesque pastel colored wooden houses with open, carved … Continue reading

About Events – “Tbilisi 2015” – European Youth Olympic Festival

“Tbilisi 2015” – European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) will take place in the capital city of Georgia, Tbilisi, between 26 July and 1 August 2015. Nine sports are on the programme – Artistic Gymnastics; Athletics; Basketball; Cycling; Handball; Judo; Swimming; Tennis; and Volleyball. 4,000 athletes aged 13-18 will be accommodated in the newly built “New … Continue reading

About Events – A fun day for children affected by the Tbilisi Flood

Forty children affected by the recent deadly flood in Tbilisi were treated to rides in Mushtaidi Park (Georgian: მუშტაიდის პარკი) in Tbilisi. The flood that took place on the evening of June 13 swept away houses and caused considerable damage to the Vake and Saburtalo neighborhoods. Nineteen people are known to have died. Tbilisi City Hall … Continue reading

About Tbilisi – Tbilisi’s deadly flood

On the evening of June 13, a deadly flood tore into Tbilisi sweeping away houses and their inhabitants. At the time of writing, nineteen people are known to have died. It is believed that the flooding was caused by heavy rain and major landslides in two locations near Tskneti and Betania, not far from Tbilisi. … Continue reading

About Celebrations – Independence Day 2015

Georgia celebrates Independence Day (Georgian: დამოუკიდებლობის დღე) on 26 May each year. On 26 May 1918, in the midst of the Russian Civil War, Georgia declared independence and The Democratic Republic of Georgia was created. The day is a national holiday and celebrations are held throughout Georgia and by Georgians living overseas. In the nation’s … Continue reading

About Events – New Wine Festival 2015 in Tbilisi

Sixty wine companies, small cellars and family cellars (with wines of 72 varieties) presented their late harvest wines at the New Wine Festival 2015 held in Deda Ena Park in Tbilisi on 9 May. Georgia About was there to photograph the event. No Georgian event would be complete without a barbecue! Photos by Georgia About. CLICK on the … Continue reading

About Sights – Tbilisi National Park

Tbilisi National Park (Georgian: თბილისის ეროვნული პარკი) is located to the north of the city of Tbilisi and covers an area of 243 square kilometers (94 sq mi). The historical town of Mtskheta lies just outside of the western boundary of the park. The park was established in 1973 and is the oldest national park … Continue reading

About Events – Legendary American band Earth, Wind & Fire perform in Tbilisi

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

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 Celebrations – Alilo Procession in Tbilisi 2015

Georgia marks Christmas according to the Julian Calendar and Christmas Day is celebrated on 7 January. On Christmas Day, Orthodox Christians throughout Georgia take part in a religious procession, called “Alilo”, as part of their Christmas celebrations. Icons, crosses and banners are carried through the streets and gifts are distributed to the needy. The procession was … Continue reading

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 Celebrations – Christmas Decorations in Tbilisi

Tbilisi celebrates Christmas in style, adorning its streets and parks with beautiful illuminated decorations. Most Georgians celebrate Christmas according to Orthodox tradition on January 7, but the street Christmas fairs and celebration events start earlier in December. The lighting of the main New Year Tree usually takes place on December 25 at the Old Parliament building on … Continue reading