St. Barbara’s Day and Lobiani

Lobiani

Today, St. Barbara’s Day is celebrated in Georgia. Many Georgian families traditionally eat “lobiani” – a bread pie with beans.

In Georgia, Christianity is combined with old pagan religions. In ancient Georgia people worshiped the Georgian pagan sun goddess Barbale. People baked the ritual pie lobiani, with the sun engraved on it.

Borjagali – the symbol of the sun