About Events - Kindergarten “Autumn Festival” in Tbilisi

Kindergarten “Autumn Festival” in Tbilisi

Kindergarten Autumn Festival in Tbilisi

Children from Tbilisi’s kindergartens recently celebrated their annual “Autumn Festival” event. The event reflects the culture and traditions of the different regions of Georgia.

Kindergarten Autumn Festival in Tbilisi

Kindergarten Autumn Festival in Tbilisi

The children dressed in traditional costume and participated in craft making, poem recitals, singing and games.

Kindergarten Autumn Festival in Tbilisi

Kindergarten Autumn Festival in Tbilisi

Kindergarten Autumn Festival in Tbilisi

Kindergarten Autumn Festival…

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About History - Photographs of Tbilisi in 1958

Photographs of Tbilisi in 1958

Cable car in Tbilisi in 1958

In 1958, Tbilisi celebrated the 1,500th anniversary of the founding of the city by King Vakhtang I Gorgasali. To mark the occasion, an equestrian statue of Vakhtang Gorgasali was unveiled next to Metekhi Church on a cliff overlooking the Mtkvari River and the Old Town district of Tbilisi. On Sololaki hill, overlooking the city, a huge statue of Mother Georgia (Kartvlis Deda, ქართლის დედა) was…

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About Food - Quince Muraba

Recipe for Quince Muraba

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Quince is bright golden-yellow when it matures in late autumn and has a strongly perfumed flesh. The cooked fruit has been used throughout history as a food. In Georgia, the fruit is cooked with sugar to make Quince Muraba.

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Ingredients: 2 kilos of ripe quince, 2 kilos of sugar and 1.5 liters of water.

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Preparation: Wash the quince thoroughly. Cut each quince in half and remove the hard center…

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About Sights - Autumn Colors in Bakhmaro by Levan Sikharulidze

Autumn Colors in Bakhmaro by Levan Sikharulidze

Autumn colors in Bakhmaro. Photo by Levan Sikharulidze.

A series of beautiful photos by Levan Sikharulidze capturing autumn colors in Bakhmaro (Georgian: ბახმარო) in Guria region. At over 2000 meters above sea level, Bakhmaro (Georgian: ბახმარო) is the highest alpine climatic resort in Georgia.

Autumn colors in Bakhmaro. Photo by Levan Sikharulidze.

Autumn colors in Bakhmaro. Photo by Levan Sikharulidze.

Autumn colors in Bakhmaro. Photo by Levan Sikharulidze

Autumn colors in Bakhmaro. Photo by Levan Sikharulidze

Autumn colors in Bakhmaro. Photo by Levan Sikharulidze

Autumn colors in Bakhmaro. Photo by Levan…

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About Food - Dark Grape Jam

Recipe for Dark Grape Jam

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Jams are very popular in Georgia and are made from many different types of fruit. Many households have vines in their yards and make jam from the grapes. In this recipe we show how to make a delicious dark grape jam.

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Ingredients: 2 kilos of dark grapes (we used Aladasturi and Saperavi grapes), 1 kilo of sugar, one third tsp of cinnamon), and 200 ml of water.

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Preparation: Wash the grapes and…

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About History - Freedom Square in Tbilisi

Freedom Square in Tbilisi

Statue of Lenin in Lenin Square, Tbilisi

Freedom Square (Georgian: თავისუფლების მოედანი) in the center of Tbilisi has undergone several name changes in its 200 year history. Built in the early 19th century in a neo-classical style with Moorish architectural elements, it was originally named Pashkevich-Erivanskaya Square (Georgian: ერევანსკი მოედანი) in honor of Ivan Paskevich, a Ukrainian general of the Russian Imperial Army who had…

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About Food - Blackberry and Green Grape Sauce

Blackberry and Green Grape Sauce

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Wild blackberries can be found throughout Georgia’s mountain areas and are used as an ingredient mainly in western Georgia cuisine. In this recipe we show how to make a blackberry and green grape sauce that is used in Georgia only for roast or fried chicken dishes. Green grapes are young, unripe grapes.

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Ingredients: 400 grams of blackberries, 200 grams of green, unripe grapes, 2 cloves of…

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About Dance - Ensemble Erisioni

About Dance – Ensemble Erisioni

The Ensemble Erisioni

The Ensemble Erisioni (Georgian: ერისიონი) is a renowned Georgian folk dance and music ensemble that performs national dances and songs of Georgia. Established in 1885, Erisioni was first a choir of folk song amateurs before becoming a national ensemble that performs all over the world.

Ensemble Erisioni

Ensemble Erisioni

Erisioni’s Georgian Legendperformance of dances and songs of Georgia achieved global acclaim…

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About Food - Zucchini with a Spicy Sauce

Recipe for Zucchini with a Spicy Sauce

Zucchini with a Spicy Sauce

Dishes made with zucchini (also called courgette) are popular in Georgia. There are many variations and in this family recipe we show how to make fried zucchini with a spicy sauce flavored with Ajika (Georgian: აჯიკა). Ajika is a hot, spicy paste used to flavor food mainly in Samegrelo and Abkhazia. Made, with hot red peppers, garlic, herbs and spices it resembles Italian red pesto.

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Ingredients:…

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About Art - Illustrations for “The Knight in the Panther’s Skin” by Datto Machavariani

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Illustrations for an edition of the Georgian epic poem “The Knight in the Panther’s Skin” (Georgian: ვეფხისტყაოსანი), drawn by Georgian artist Datto Machavariani and published by Bakur Sulakauri Publishing House in 2011.

Illustration for “The Knight in the Panther’s Skin”, drawn by Datto Machavariani

Illustration for “The Knight in the Panther’s Skin”, drawn by Datto Machavariani

“The Knight in the Panther’s Skin” poem was written in the 12th century by the Georgian poet…

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