Georgia Public Holidays

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A public holiday, national holiday or legal holiday is a holiday generally established by law and is usually a non-working day during the year. This page contains public holidays sorted by years. Holiday dates may be change from time to time, so please check back regularly for updates. Scroll down to view the national holidays and short description of each holiday.
  • Georgia is a country in the Caucasus region of Eurasia. Located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, it is bounded to the west by the Black Sea, to the north by Russia, to the south by Turkey and Armenia, and to the southeast by Azerbaijan
  • Most of Georgia Public Holidays are based on Christian faith as majority of the Georgian population are Orthodox Christian
  • Easter celebration is one of the biggest holiday in Georgia, with 4 national holidays in a row
  • Date for Easter holiday change every year as it is calculated based on the lunar calendar
  • Labor Code of Georgia encourage employer to provide employees paid day off for national holidays, this can be one of the benefit to employees

DateDayHoliday
1 JanFriNew Year's Day (ახალი წელი) - First day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar
2 JanMonDay after New Year's Day
7 JanSatOrthodox Christmas (ქრისტეშობა)
19 JanThursOrthodox Epiphany / Baptism Day of our Lord Jesus Christ (ნათლისღება)
3 MarFriMother's Day (დედის დღე) - Celebration honoring the mother of the family
8 MarWedInternational Women's Day (ქალთა საერთაშორისო დღე) - Commemorates the movement for women's rights
9 AprSunDay of National Unity (ეროვნული ერთიანობის დღე) - Commemoration of the April 9 tragedy 1989 (also known as Tbilisi Massacre, Tbilisi tragedy) when on Rustaveli Avenue, in Tbilisi an anti-Soviet demonstration was dispersed by the Soviet Army, resulting in 20 deaths and hundreds of injuries.
14 AprFriEastern Orthodox Good Friday - Commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary
15 AprSatGreat Saturday (Orthodox Holy Saturday)
16 AprSunOrthodox Easter Sunday
17 AprMonOrthodox Easter Monday - Celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead
9 MayTueDay of Victory over Fascism (ფაშიზმზე გამარჯვების დღე, ევროპის დღე) - Celebrates the victory over Nazi Germany and the end of World War II
12 MayFriSaint Andrew the First-Called Day (წმინდა მოციქულის ანდრია პირველწოდებულის საქართველოში შემოსვლის დღე) - Celebration of day of Apostle Andrew the 'first-called', founder of Georgian Orthodox Church
26 MayFriIndependence Day (დამოუკიდებლობის დღე) - On May 26, 1918 National Council of Georgia declared national independence of Georgian people and creation of Democratic Republic of Georgia
28 AugMonSaint Mary's Day (მარიამობა) - It is the principal feast of the Blessed Virgin, the mother of Jesus Christ
14 OctSatDay of Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (სვეტიცხოვლობა) - Celebration of first Christian church in Georgia. According to chronicles, holy chiton (shirt) of Savior is buried under this church
23 NovThursSaint George's Day (გიორგობა) - Saint George is a patron saint of Georgia

DateDayHoliday
1 JanFriNew Year's Day
2 JanSatDay after New Year's Day
7 JanThursOrthodox Christmas
19 JanTueOrthodox Epiphany
3 MarThursMother's Day
8 MarTueInternational Women's Day
9 AprSatDay of National Unity
29 AprFriEastern Orthodox Good Friday
30 AprSatGreat Saturday (Orthodox Holy Saturday)
1 MaySunOrthodox Easter Sunday
2 MayMonOrthodox Easter Monday (Movable)
9 MayMonDay of Victory over Fascism (Celebrates the victory over Nazi Germany and the end of World War II)
12 MayThursSaint Andrew the First-Called Day
26 MayThursIndependence Day (National Day)
28 AugSunSaint Mary's Day (Assumption of Mary)
14 OctFriDay of Svetitskovloba
23 NovWedSaint George's Day (Saint George is a patron saint of Georgia)

DateDayHoliday
1 JanMonNew Year's Day
2 JanTueDay after New Year's Day
7 JanSunOrthodox Christmas
19 JanFriOrthodox Epiphany
3 MarSatMother's Day
8 MarThursInternational Women's Day
6 AprFriEastern Orthodox Good Friday
7 AprSatGreat Saturday (Orthodox Holy Saturday)
8 AprSunOrthodox Easter Sunday
9 AprMonDay of National Unity
9 AprMonOrthodox Easter Monday (Movable)
8 MayTueSaint Andrew the First-Called Day
9 MayWedDay of Victory over Fascism (Celebrates the victory over Nazi Germany and the end of World War II)
26 MaySatIndependence Day (National Day)
28 AugTueSaint Mary's Day (Assumption of Mary)
14 OctSunDay of Svetitskovloba
23 NovFriSaint George's Day (Saint George is a patron saint of Georgia)

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