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DATE

ENGLISH NAME

GEORGIAN NAME

TRANSLITERATION

REMARKS

JANUARY 1

New Year's Day

ახალი წელი

akhali ts'eli

The first day of the year on the modern Georgian calendar as well as the Julian calendar used in ancient Rome.

JANUARY 7

Orthodox Christmas

ქრისტეშობა

krist'eshoba

The Day to remember Jesus Christ’s birth, described in the Christian Bible.

JANUARY 19

Baptism Day of our Lord Jesus Christ

ნათლისღება

natlisgheba

Eastern Churches following the Julian Calendar observe the Theophany feast on what for most countries is 19 Januarybecause of the 13-day difference today between that calendar and the generally used Gregorian calendar

MARCH 3

Mother’s Day

დედის დღე

dedis dghe

The day was announced a holiday by Georgia`s first president Zviad Gamsakhurdia in 1991 and that-time Supreme Council approved the decree.

MARCH 8

International Women's Day

ქალთა საერთაშორისო დღე

kalta saertashoriso dghe

It is a major day of global celebration for the economic, political and social achievements of women.

APRIL 9

Day of National Unity

ეროვნული ერთიანობის დღე

erovnuli ertianobis dghe

Commemoration of the April 9 tragedy 1989(also known as Tbilisi Massacre, Tbilisi tragedy) when on Rustaveli Avenue, in Tbilisi an anti-Soviet demonstration was dispersed by the Soviet Army, resulting in 20 deaths and hundreds of injuries.

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Eastern Orthodox Good Friday, Great Saturday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday of Bright Week

სააღდგომო დღეები – წითელი პარასკევი, დიდი შაბათი, ბრწინვალე აღდგომა და ორშაბათი

saaghdgomo dgheebi - ts'iteli parask'evi, didi shabati, brts'invale aghdgoma da orshabati

On Bright Monday, the Georgian Orthodox Church serves Liturgy for Dismissals

MAY 9

Day of Victory over Fascism

ფაშიზმზე გამარჯვების დღე

p'ashizmze gamarjvebis dghe

In some post-Soviet countries, including Georgia, this day is celebrated as a day of victory over fascist Germany in the World War II.

MAY 12

Saint Andrea the First Day

წმინდა მოციქულის ანდრია პირველწოდებულის საქართველოში შემოსვლის დღე

ts'minda motsikulis andria k'irvelts'odebulis sakartveloshi shemosvlis dghe

Celebration of day of Apostle Andrew the 'first-called', founder of Georgian Orthodox Church

MAY 26

Independence Day

დამოუკიდებლობის დღე

Damouk'ideblobis dghe

On May 26, 1918 National Council of Georgia declared national independence of Georgian people and creation of Democratic Republic of Georgia. The statehood of Georgia was restored after 117 years (from 1801)

AUGUST 28

Saint Mary's Day

მარიამობა

Mariamoba

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven

OCTOBER 14

Day of Svetitskhoveli Cathedral

(in Mtskheta)

სვეტიცხოვლობა

Mtskhetoba (Svetitskovloba)

Celebration of first Christian church in Georgia. According to chronicles, holy chyton (shirt) of Savior is buried under this church.

NOVEMBER 23

Saint George's Day

გიორგობა

Giorgoba

Saint George (in Georgian: წმინდა გიორგი, ‘tsminda giorgi’) is a patron saint of Georgia

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