1920s Reenactment in Kutaisi for 26th of May

As part of the celebration of Georgian Independence Day on the 26th of May, the city of Kutaisi will hold an event reenacting the 1920s in honor of the 100th anniversary of Georgia's declaration of independence. In 1918, Georgia declared its independence from the Russian Empire.Kutaisi was the intellectual capital of Georgia, and many of the nations founding fathers came from Kutaisi.

Saturday will see a series of events across the country, including in the capital, where Rustaveli Ave will be closed to vehicle traffic and lined with vendors and entertainment.

The 1920s event in Kutaisi will proceed along the following schedule:

12:00 – 20:00 Central square and Paliashvili street 
Exhibition of military equipment 

12:00 -20:00 Location adjacent to the Public School #1 
• Photo exhibition dedicated to the 100-th anniversary of First Republic of Georgia 

12:00 – 17:00 In front of the Public School #1 
• Classical music performed by a string quartet 
• Open cafes offering pastry 

12:00 20:00 Location adjacent to “Tetri Khidi (“White Bridge”) 
• Trade-exhibition of handmade accessories and craft 
• Exhibition of local entrepreneurs’ production 
• Flowers trade-exhibition 

12:00 – 17:00 Location adjacent to Mon Plaisir Arch 
• Exhibition 'The graduates of St. Nino’s Gymnasium, that have changed the history of Georgia'
• Open air cinema 
• Informational tour – “Touristic Kutaisi” 

12:00 – 17:00 Veriko’s Square 
• Trade-exhibition of books and declamation 
• Puppet theater performance 
• Educational-entertainment program for children 
• Colorful carnival marching 
• Face art
• Sport competition
• Pantomime theatre, artists, performances masks and costumes 
• Open cafes offering local cuisine 

13:00 – 17:00 Golden “Chardakhi” 
• Performance “The Story of the Blue Horns” (The Union of Georgian symphonist poets and writers) with the participation of actors of the Meskhishvili Theater 
• Excursion to the past by visualization of theatrical photos 
The main stage in the rehabilitated district 
12:00 – 17:00 Day concert program 
• 'Museum'
• 'Four Lines'
• 'Our quartet'
20:00 - Gala concert and the firework 
• Band Egari
• Lasha Ramishvili 
• Tika Makhaldiani 
• Tornike Kipiani and the band

 For more information, see the Facebook event.

By Samantha Guthrie

Photo: Georgian National Tourism Administration Facebook

25 May 2018 00:31