About Georgia

Holidays & Festivals in Georgia

Plan your trip around the holidays and festivals to make most of your travel time,

The following is a list of all significant dates noted in Georgia:

Date  Celebration  Detail
Jan 1 & 2 New Year Celebrations commence from Eve of 31st December
Jan 7 Christmas As celebrated by the Georgian Orthodox Church
Jan 19 Epiphany Baptism of the Lord Jesus as marked by the Georgian Orthodox Church
Mar 3 Mother’s Day Remember to always call your Mum even while you are travelling!
Mar 8 International Women’s Day Mother’s get double attention this week in March 🙂
Apr Easter The Orthodox Easter is typically celebrated a week after Easter celebrated by other churches. The date varies yearly.
Apr 9 Day of National Unity 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.
May 9 Victory Day Remembrance of war hero’s
May 12 St Andrea Day Celebration of day of Apostle Andrew the ‘first-called’, founder of Georgian Orthodox Church
May 26 Independence Day 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)
Aug 28 St Mary’s Day Day of Assumption of Mary observed
Oct Tblisoba Celebrations for the city of Tbilisi falls in October. Date is announced usually very close to the date. The city comes alive with a celebration of the Georgian culture.
Oct 14 Svetitskhovloba Day of Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (in Mtskheta)(Celebration of first Christian church in Georgia. According to chronicles, holy chyton (shirt) of Savior is buried under this church)
Nov 23 Saint George’s Day Saint George (in Georgian: წმინდაგიორგი, ‘’tsminda giorgi’’) is a patron saint of Georgia