Georgia’s Independence Day is a national holiday in Georgia, celebrated annually on May 26, to mark the declaration of Georgia’s independence.
Although Georgia was officially separated from the USSR on April 9, 1991, Independence Day as a national holiday is celebrated on May 26, when it was declared in 1918. This year in Tbilisi, the Georgian National Council adopted the Act of State Independence and established a European-style Georgian state, a democratic system: “From now on, the people of Georgia have sovereign rights and Georgia is a fully independent state” – the historic act of independence, Noe Zhordania.
The Democratic Republic of Georgia was established on May 26, 1918, after the collapse of the Russian Empire and the revolution of 1917. The restoration of state independence was the result of two important events – the national movement in the early 19th century and the First World War.
Celebrate the day by heading down to Rustaveli Avenue and Freedom Square in Tbilisi for dancing, concerts, military displays and exhibitions.