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Country official name: Georgia


9 April 1991 (from the former Soviet Union)
National holiday: Independence Day, 26 May (1991)
Constitution: adopted on 17 October 1995

Other Official holidays:

  • 1 January: New Year's day
  • 7 January: Christmas Day
  • 19 January: Epiphany
  • 3 March: Mothers day
  • 8 March:International Women's Day
  • 9 April: National Unity Day
  • 20 April: Orthodox Easter Sunday (2014)
  • 21 April: Orthodox Easter Monday (2014)
  • 12 April: Pass Over
  • 9 May: Victory Day
  • 26 May:Independence Day
  • 28 August: Mariamoba (St. Maria day) Assumption
  • 14 October: Svetiskhovloba (Georgian Orthodox Festival)
  • 23 November: Giorgoba (St. George day)

    Measures: Metric units
    Currency: Georgian Lari (1GEL = 100 tetri). Official exchange rate here

    More information on Georgian you can find on three main Georgian portals:

    1. The President of Georgia
    2. The Parliament of Georgia
    3. The Government of Georgia

    I would like to offer some interesting articles on Georgian culture, history, people, traditions and, of course, language on this page. I will change them from time to time. I also encourage you to send to me your advice and requests on what would you like to read here.


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