Public holidays in Georgia

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Date English name Georgian name Transliteration Remarks Illustration
January 1 New Year's Day ახალი წელი Akhali ts'eli New Year's Eve 2008 - Tbilisi Freedom Square.JPG
January 2 ბედობა Bedoba Chichilaki Georgian christmass tree.jpg
January 7 Orthodox Christmas ქრისტეშობა Krist'eshoba Alilo 2008.jpg
January 19 Baptism Day of our Lord Jesus Christ ნათლისღება Natlisgheba Baptism. Works of Gregory the Theologian A-109, 73v, 12th c.jpg
March 3 Mother's Day დედის დღე Dedis dghe
March 8 International Women's Day ქალთა საერთაშორისო დღე Kalta saertashoriso dghe
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. Richard Norland on Rustaveli Ave 09.04.2015.jpg
Moveable 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 Pirosmani. Easter eggs.jpg
May 9 Day of Victory over Fascism, Europe Day ფაშიზმზე გამარჯვების დღე P'ashizmze gamarjvebis dghe, evropis dghe US Amb Norland & Georgian WWII veteran 09.05.15.jpg
May 12 Saint Andrew the First-Called 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) Georgian soldiers during the independence day of Georgia, Tbilisi (1).jpg
August 28 Saint Mary's Day მარიამობა Mariamoba Dormition of the Theotokos (Nekresi, 16th cent).jpg
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. 107 Mtskhéta La cathédrale de Svétitskhovéli.JPG
November 23 Saint George's Day გიორგობა Giorgoba Saint George (in Georgian: წმინდა გიორგი, ‘’tsminda giorgi’’) is a patron saint of Georgia Gorijvari, Georgia — Church Gorijvari (Giorgoba 2010).jpg

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