Mothers’ Day in Georgia
Mother’s Day is a holiday that’s observed on March 3rd each year in Georgia. Although Mother’s Day is a holiday that’s celebrated all over the world, in this country, it’s observed on March 3rd and is a public holiday.
This holiday was first established as an official holiday In Georgia by President Zviad Gamsakhurdia in 1991 and has been an official holiday celebrated annually since. This holiday was originally designed as a replacement for Women’s Day, a holiday that’s celebrated on March 8th, but both holidays are still celebrated to this day.
The History Of Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day is a holiday that can be traced back to the ancient Greeks who had a holiday that celebrated the mother of the gods: Rhea. The holiday was then co-opted by early Christians who used the holiday to honor Jesus’ mother, Mary.
That holiday was celebrated on the fourth Sunday as Lent as part of a larger Mother’s Day festival. In Georgia, the holiday was made an official public one in 1991 and it’s been observed as a public holiday ever since.
Facts About Georgia
Below are some interesting facts about Georgia that we thought that everyone would like to know about. Let’s take a quick look at them before continuing with this holiday article.
- Another name for the country of Georgia is Sakartvelo.
- Georgia has been the cradle of winemaking for over 8,000 years.
- Georgia is home to 3 UNESCO sites.
- The village of Bochorna has an altitude of 7,694 feet, and the village of Ushguli has an altitude of 6,890 feet above sea level.
- Georgia has 12 different climate zones.
- The deepest cave in the world is found in this country. It;’s the Veryoivkina Cave and it’s 2,212 meters deep.
Observing Mother’s Day
This holiday is celebrated all across Georgia by people giving their mothers spring flowers, candies, or other gifts. As in other countries in the world, people also take their mothers out to dinner or prepare them a celebratory meal.