It’s my first time in an Orthodox and ex-Soviet country during the Christmas and New Year celebrations. Why not observe Georgia’s most festive time of the year?
Since they use Julian calendar, Christmas here is on 7 January. The Gregorian Christmas on 25 December isn’t a public holiday. But the vibe ramps up to New Year’s Eve with, market vendors, street lights and fireworks.
2023 kicks off in the Georgian way with loads of fireworks from every direction in Tbilisi, Georgia.
In contrast to the banging New Year celebration, Christmas Day is serene. The main event of the day is the traditional Aillo parade. They march along the city’s main streets, collecting gifts and donations.
Such auspicious to start the year with this post! Merry Orthodox Christmas!