HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS

Easter in Georgia

Easter is the most important holiday for Orthodox Christians. The week before Easter is called Passion Week. This is when special services are conducted in almost every church in Georgia, but most particular days are PASSION THURSDAY and GOOD FRIDAY.

FOOD AND BEVERAGES

Georgian wine

Georgia is a country where humans first discovered the art of winemaking. Georgia is the oldest wine producing region in the world. The fertile valleys of the South Caucasus, which Georgia straddles, are believed by many archaeologists to be the source of the world's first cultivated grapevines and neolithic wine production, over 8,000 years ago.

SHORT INFORMATION

Georgia - Population and Language

Georgia is a multinational state but not like Central Asian countries. The most numerous are Caucasians. 70% of them are Georgians including such ethnic groups as the Megrels and Svans living high in the mountains in the gorges among the Major Caucasus ridges.