While Georgia is geographically located in Asia, the locals consider the country to be part of Europe.
The historical monuments of Mtskheta were declared UNESCO Heritage Sites in 1994. Mtskheta was the capital of the East Georgian Kingdom from the 3rd to the 5th century BC. This was also where Christianity was declared to be the national religion of Georgia in the early 4th century.
Georgia is in Transcaucasia, with a population of 3.7 million people. Its capital is Tbilisi, and their currency is Georgian Iari. The official languages spoken in Georgia is Georgian.
They celebrate many holidays including:
- New Year’s Day (Jan 1)
- Orthodox Christmas (Jan 7)
- Orthodox Epiphany (Jan 19)
- Mother’s Day (Mar 3)
- International Women’s Day (Mar 8)
- Day of National Unity (Apr 9)
- Orthodox Good Friday (Date varies)
- Great Saturday (Date varies)
- Orthodox Easter Day (Date varies)
- Orthodox Easter Monday (Date varies)
- Day of Victory over Fascism (May 9)
- Saint Andrew the First-Called Day (May 12)
- Independence Day (May 26)
- Saint Mary’s Day (Aug 28)
- Day of Svetitskovloba (Oct 14)
- Saint George’s Day (Nov 23)
It has 3 world heritage sites including:
It also has 12 national parks including:
Want to learn more? Check out Georgia’s tourism website!