Mother Tongue Day in Georgia
Mother Tongue Day in Georgia is held on April 14. This event in the second decade of the month April is annual. Help us
The Georgian language is one of the oldest in the world. It has its own alphabet and differs from any other language. The language is spoken only by 4m people as a first or second language, the majority of whom live in Georgia.
Over time Georgian script has evolved from its original form and has undergone three stages – Asomtavruli, Nuskhakhutsuri, and Mkhedruli. The latter is what Georgians use today and has 33 letters. The script doesn’t have capital letters, and you can often see three or four and even up to eight consonants in a word.
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
St. George the Victorious Day in Georgia on May 6 (St. George is considered the patron saint of the country and the feast day of St. George is celebrated twice - November 23 and May 6);
Saint Andrea the First Day on May 12 (Georgia);
Feast of the Mother of God on August 28 (Eastern Orthodox Church, a public holiday in the Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, and Georgia);
International Day of Equal Pay on September 18 (established by the UN General Assembly on November 15, 2019. Several countries, including Georgia and Ukraine, sponsored the resolution);
Tbilisoba in Georgia on October 8 (Georgian: თბილისობა)