Georgian Capital Celebrates Tbilisoba

This weekend the Georgian capital Tbilisi united for the annual festival of Tbilisoba, which celebrates both the city and country’s cultural and historical diversity.

The two-day festival features a range of entertainment, including open-air concerts, traditional music and dance, cultural events and a lot of food and wine.

The main activities of the festival took place in the Old City, but smaller pockets of celebration could also be seen in numerous other districts of the city.

The activities began at 12PM on Saturday: pavilions representing the capitals twinned with Tbilisi set up in Europe Square, a fair and exhibition of classic and new cars on Metekhi Bridge, children’s culinary classes, archeology for children and quizzes held in the New Tiflis-Agmashenebeli area, and a kite festival and master-classes in Rike Park.

There was a festival of Georgian wine, an exhibition of Georgian produce, and a costume performance with musicians and actors in New Tiflis, alongside a festival of sweets, master-classes from famous chefs, a fruit festival and various concerts.

Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili walked along the renovated Agmashenebeli Avenue congratulating city residents on the day.

The first Tbilisoba festival was held in 1979.

Thea Morrison

09 October 2017 16:05