12 Oct Celebrating Georgia’s Heritage with TBILISOBA Festivities
We had a wonderful time in recent weeks celebrating the rich history and culture of the capital of the country of Georgia at TBILISOBA events in three different states.
NADI was delighted to join Georgian expatriates, people of Georgian heritage and others who simply admire the culture of the Caucasus region at the TBILISOBA festivals in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania.
We poured samples of our delicious organic immunity-boosting rosehip drinks, which are loaded with Vitamin C, antioxidants, polyphenols and dozens of other beneficial vitamins and nutrients. Rosehip drink is an ancient Georgian health tradition that many natives remember fondly from their childhood, and NADI is made with organic rosehips that grow wild in the forests of the Caucasus Mountains and are hand-harvested by displaced refugees.
We enjoyed the RTVELI celebration on Sept. 15 in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, which recognizes Georgian winemaking traditions, food and other cultural traditions.
At the TBILISOBA fall festival on Sept. 28 in Washington, D.C., we poured samples of NADI while people watched folk dance performances and outdoor cooking demonstrations. Workshops for making traditional arts and crafts were also a big hit.
New York’s TBILISOBA event was organized by the Pesvebi Georgian Cultural Center on Oct. 6. The group arranges for Georgian chefs and restaurants to prepare traditional foods, and brings together musicians, singers, dancers and other ensembles for performances of traditional folk music. Professional artists and designers had their work on display, while chess and backgammon tournaments attracted people of all ages. Children from the community also gave presentations and showed their artwork.
TBILISOBA is a tradition that began in October of 1979 to celebrate the diversity and cultural heritage of Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia. Each year, dozens of events are organized by people of Georgian heritage in cities all over the world to commemorate the harvest season and the history of the capital city.