Festivals in Georgia
Europe’s republic of Georgia celebrates many festivals through the year, and this Georgia Festivals
guide will show you just how dazzling they are. From music to wine to the arts right up to wine, the people of Georgia celebrate such pleasures of life by organizing the most dazzling of festivals. Let’s take a look at some of Georgia’s not to be missed festivals that are held every year.
This is an art festival held in honor of a famous Georgian director called Mikhail Tumanishvili. It is held every year in Tbilisi in Georgia in the month of October and is visited by a lot of art enthusiasts. Here, one will be able to take in valuable art in many forms since the renowned director himself used to unite all art forms in his own creations. His productions translate varied art forms into theatre language, well convincing the viewer that the most vital things in life are faith and love.
The Black Sea Jazz Festival
Held annually in the month if July and spanning 3 or 4 days, the Black Sea Jazz Festival is one of the more famous festivals in Georgia, Europe. The festival itself takes place at the Tarabua Beach Club in Batumi. One can expect to be treated to an international line-up of superb, stellar musicians.
Festival of Antique Carpets
This interesting local festival takes place in the Zemo Alvani Valley of the Tusheti region in Georgia. The festival itself takes place in and around the streets of the area and one can expect to see the narrow, winding streets adorned with handmade carpets, scarves and hats. As part of the festival, traditional Tushetian dances and songs are performed by people who are dressed in traditional wear. One you get down with viewing the exhibition of carpets, you should watch the many horse racing events, after which there is an archery contest for the young and old. The day is complete with the intake of traditional Georgian food and wine.
Caucasus Rock Fest
This festival aims to present modern musicians not just from the Caucasian region, but also from outside the country to showcase to the world the independent and modern culture of the region. It is held every year in June for 2 days. Musicians, established and upcoming are offered a platform to expose their talent at this festival. Besides, there are a number of workshops that introduce the Traditional folk-inspired Caucasian culture to attendees.
Farewell to Rafting Season
This lively one day festival that takes place in October end near the Rioni river region in west Georgia marks the end of the rafting season. The day begins with rafting and continues throughout the day filled with traditional Georgian food and wine.
April 07, 2010