Georgia celebrates Independence Day 26 May

Georgia celebrates its main public holiday on Sunday – Independence Day.

May 26, 1918 at 17:10 Tbilisi time, the Democratic Government of Georgia, led by Noe Zhordia, proclaimed the country’s independence from the Russian Empire, in which the Georgian kingdom was part of the 19th century.

The first democratic republic did not last long – only two and a half years, after which it was advisable.

Against the backdrop of the collapse of the Soviet Union on April 9, 1991, Georgia again proclaimed its independence on the basis of the Declaration of Independence of May 26, 1918.

It is since 1991 that Georgia celebrates on May 26 as the day of independence ..

Festive events are held in all regions of Georgia.

The celebrations were attended by Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili and Prime Minister of the country Irakli Kobahidze.