Regardless of Corona, Georgia is a country that can definitely be visited at any time of the year. In summer it attracts tourists with its sunny subtropical climate and unique mountain trails, many of which have yet to be discovered after so many years. In the fall she greets travelers with her excellent wine that is so diverse that anyone can find something to their liking. In the spring she enjoys a bustling currency, with the water and bright green taking over the landscape again. And in the winter? Aside from the great conditions for skiing that are getting better every year, this is also a great place to celebrate the New Year.
Tbilisi is one of the trendiest capitals in Europe and without a doubt one of the most cosmopolitan. It will surprise you with its unique tourist and cultural offerings, the buildings with the amazing architecture that sometimes seem to have gone out of a thousand and one night stories. The city is a favorite destination for diners, wine lovers, Instagram, Tbilisi also attracts those who want to think outside the box and discover one of the most multicultural cities in Europe.
One of the great attractions of Tbilisi for the new year is its fireworks show. Georgians love fireworks, and there are fireworks stores open 24 hours a day, some open all year round in some cities. Whether you are in Tbilisi or in the village of Badjara, you will get a show.
Across the country, Georgians will celebrate with their friends and families. If you come here in time for the festivities, try to make some local friends for yourself to experience the hospitality that the country is famous for. If they invite you to their home, definitely go, it will be an experience you will not forget.
If you are lucky, you will be scheduled to be the mekvle, the first person to cross the threshold of the host’s home for the new year. Tradition states that the macabre determines what the new year will be like: either it will bring prosperity and happiness, or a year of bad luck and bad luck. It is a real honor to be the first person invited to the house for the New Year. In addition, you will get to see the Chichilki, which are cute little traditional alternatives to the Christmas tree, which are distributed as gifts and then burned at the end of the New Year celebrations.
You can also find many hotels and hostels that offer special discounts in honor of the festivities, but you should book quickly as the places usually run out quickly in the days before the big festivities.
If you consider yourself a foodie, you must definitely check out this city around New Year’s Eve. From the north and south of the country, locals come to taste the good and traditional desserts of Georgia that are specially adapted for Christmas and the New Year, including the Gozinaki, A sweet dessert made from honey and nuts, and churchella, a traditional candy made from grapes and nuts.
As one known for its high energies, Tbilisi is superbly decorated for the New Year celebrations, in addition to also extending the Christmas spirit until mid-January. Many public concerts are organized to celebrate the New Year, and the city hosts a number of parties and celebrations for which special reservations can be made in advance. If you like to celebrate, you can dance in one of the best dance clubs in Europe. Bassiani, located in the basement of a football stadium, usually has events leading up to and around the New Year. If this is not your scene, there are plenty of bars and restaurants around town that you can celebrate, whether you are looking for local Georgians or other travelers to celebrate with.
One of the great attractions of Tbilisi for the new year is its fireworks show. Georgians love fireworks, and there are fireworks stores open 24 hours a day, some open all year round in some cities. Whether you are in Tbilisi or the village of Adjara, you will get a show. There is no complete New Years Eve celebration without a fireworks display, with the entire country lit up with a sight worth seeing.
After the celebrations of New Year’s Eve, on January 2, the bear is celebrated, the “lucky day” that sets the tone for the new year and is a continuation of the events of the new year. The Georgians believe that what happens on this day is indicative of how the rest of the year will go, so make sure you have a great day, and you should probably continue the party to make sure your new year is exciting.
On January 7, the Georgians celebrate Christmas – again. They also celebrate on December 25, but according to the traditional Orthodox calendar, Christmas takes place on January 7. This is another opportunity to continue the festivities and enjoy the most beautiful season of the year. Without a doubt, Tbilisi is easily one of the best places to spend New Year’s Eve.