Birthdays only come once a year, and Tbilisi is no exception. We don’t know for sure on which day in which month King Vakhtang Gorgasali found his falcon in a hot spring and decided to build a city on that place. So instead, the birthday of the Georgian capital is celebrated on the first weekend in October. The harvest time is almost over, the weather is still warm, and the beautiful colors of nature are out - that’s all you need to be in a festive mood!
What to expect at Tbilisoba? Plenty of fruits, vegetables, cheeses, fresh churchkhela and pelamushi, steamy khinkali, barbequed meat, bread, and wine, of course. There are fantastic compositions made of autumn fruits, a wide variety of beautiful handicraft masterpieces, theatrical performances, scenes from Georgia’s history, folk music and dance performances, a gala concert, and fireworks under the sky. That’s what makes this Tbilisi festival so special.
What do you have to bring to Tbilisoba? Your fully-charged camera, an open heart, a large bag to take it all home with you. Tbilisi is a city that loves you and is always happy to welcome you, especially on its birthday!