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Tbilisoba – Grand celebration in Georgia’s capital
15 October, 2016
This weekend Georgia celebrates its one of the most joyful, beautiful and colorful festivals known as Tbilisoba, named after the capital of Georgia Tbilisi. As a rule, during two days the central streets and old parts of the city are beautifully decorated and a market is set up where one can sample traditional Georgian dishes and buy organic food and staples brought from different regions of the country specially for the celebration. Tbilisoba was established in 1979 aiming to celebrate the history and diverse culture of the city. Since then it has become an annual celebration that, as a rule, takes place in October, after crops are harvested and people can enjoy the bounty of Mother Nature.  Even though, it is the festival of Georgia’s capital, the holiday is also widely celebrated in many regions, especially in Kakheti, country’s eastern province notable for its wine culture. Moreover, the holiday is marked in world’s some countries as well. Specially for this occasion many households prepare Georgian grape pudding pelamushi or tatara and make Georgian candy with walnuts churchkhela.  Those who want to experience real Tbilisoba can walk around the old part of the city as well as pay a visit to the newly renovated Aghmashenebeli Avenue and enjoy the local market, folk dances and songs as well as take part in many entertaining events. The festival lasts two days, October 15-16.

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