Wintertime paintings by Georgian artists
27 December, 2018
Wintertime paintings by Georgian artists
The wintertime is always associated with snow, Christmas and New Year. The whole world celebrates the start of a new year with different local times. It takes 26 hours for the New Year to encompass all time zones. Besides, the Christian world celebrates Christmas in winter. Christmas is celebrated to remember the birth of Jesus Christ.
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Winter by Elene Akhvlediani

New Year in Georgia is celebrated on the 31st of December followed by Christmas that is marked on January 7th. The
preparation process for the New Year starts earlier in Georgian families, festive decorations and illuminations are installed in the cities.
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Christmas by Levan Margiani

Special fairs and events are organized at various places in the cities, while citizens go to the shopping centers, buy presents for the beloved ones and get all the necessary products to lay the New Year table.
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Christmas by Irakli Parjiani

The New Year celebration usually lasts for two days. The second of January is called “Bedoba”. “Bedoba” stands for “Luck” and therefore, the way you spend the day is believed to determine your new year. Although not celebrated as widely as New Year, on the 14th of January, Georgians celebrate “Old New Year” – it is the date of New Year according to the old calendar.
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Christmas by Keti Matabeli

Both Christmas and New Year in Georgia have always involved special preparation and enthusiasm and it comes as no surprise that the artists love to draw the wintertime, snow and to express festive and religious atmosphere through colors.
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Wintertime by Nino Chakvetadze

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