Vilnius & Kyiv Mark Tbilisi Day

The annual festival of Georgia’s capital ‘Tbilisoba’ was also marked in the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius on Sunday.

‘Tbilisoba in Vilnius 2017’ was celebrated in a ‘Georgian’ square, where a record number of traditional Georgian Khinkali were made with the participation of festival guests.

Members of the Lithuanian government, parliament, diplomatic corps, media and Georgian diaspora were among the guests at the festival.

Georgian Ambassador to Lithuania Khatuna Salukvadze opened the event and awarded a number of festival guests with certificates naming them Honorary Citizens of Tbilisi.

Within the event, the exhibition and sale of Georgian traditional handmade works was organized, and Georgian mineral and soft drinks were presented. Georgian enamel works were also exhibited and sold.

Tbilisoba was also marked in Kyiv at an event opened by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to Ukraine, Gela Dumbadze, in the center of Kyiv.

The Georgian Embassy in Ukraine noted that within the frames of the event, the Ambassador visited the Ivane Kavaleridze Museum, where the exhibition of modern Georgian artist David Avaliani was being shown.

Dumbadze also visited a wine exhibition organized by Georgian wine companies, where all guests had the opportunity to taste Georgian wine and cuisine.

The event was wrapped up by a joint concert of Georgian musical ensemble Alilo and Ukrainian creative collective ‘Georgia’.

Thea Morrison

09 October 2017 16:03