Today is St. George’s day in Georgia

For some reason, Georgians celebrate this holiday twice a year. Usually, St. George is painted as a young man slaying a dragon. However, this religious fresco in the village of Achi, Guria, depicts St. George with his domesticated dragon.

St. Tamara’s day

May 14th, Georgia celebrates St. Tamara’s day. She was the ruler of Georgia from 1184 to 1213 : the peak of country’s Golden Age. She was called the king Tamara, since it was thought, that the word queen, would belittle her image and power.

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