Mothers’ Day in Georgia

Mother’s Day is a holiday observed on March 3rd each year in Georgia. Although Mother’s Day is celebrated all over the world, in this country, it is 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 celebrated annually since. The holiday was originally designed as a replacement for Women’s Day, which is celebrated on March 8th; however, 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 it to honor Jesus’ mother, Mary.

That holiday was celebrated on the fourth Sunday of Lent as part of a larger Mothering Sunday festival. In Georgia, the holiday was made an official public one in 1991, and it has been observed as a public holiday ever since.

Facts About Georgia

Below are some interesting facts about Georgia that we thought everyone would like to know. 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 three UNESCO World Heritage 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 Veryovkina Cave, and it is 2,212 meters deep.

Observing Mother’s Day

This holiday is celebrated across Georgia, with people giving their mothers spring flowers, candies, or other gifts. As in other countries, people also take their mothers out to dinner or prepare them a celebratory meal.

Where is it celebrated?
Georgia (Public holiday)
When is it?
This year (2024)
March 3 Sunday
Next year (2025)
March 3 Monday
Last year (2023)
March 3 Friday