About Sights – Tushetoba Festival

“Tushetoba” (Georgian: თუშეთობა) is a festival held every summer in Tusheti National Park. The festival celebrates Tushetian cultural heritage and is traditionally opened with horse racing. A flag and a sheep is awarded to the winner. The horse race is always hotly contested! Tusheti (Georgian: თუშეთი) is an isolated mountainous region in the north east of Georgia … Continue reading

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About Culture – Atengenoba Festival

Around 100 days after Easter an ancient festival called “Atengenoba” (Georgian: ათენგენობა) takes place in villages in Tusheti (Georgian: თუშეთი), an isolated mountainous region in the north east of Georgia where life has remained largely unchanged for centuries. Although the Tush are Christian, their culture has retained elements of Georgia’s pre-Christian beliefs and pagan practices still persist. Each village … Continue reading