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Samtskhe-Javakheti

Samtskhe-Javakheti, one of the most important historical and ethnographic regions of Georgia, is located at an altitude of 1,000 to 2,100 meters above sea level. Due to its location, it is rich with natural conditions and a distinctive diversity of microclimate districts, an abundance of rivers and lakes, and rich vegetation and animal life.

Samtskhe-Javakheti is one of the most ethnically diverse regions of Georgia, where inhabitants representing different nationalities, religions, traditions, and ethnographic culture live side by side.

Meskheti is located in the territory of the western and central parts of the South Georgia Plateau. It includes the Akhaltsikhe, Adigeni, Aspindza, Akhalkalaki and Ninotsminda districts, and the historic Tori-Borjomi region, which is considered to be the part of Samtskhe-Javakheti (Southern Georgia) as well. Thus, the province of Southern Georgia is comprised of 6 regions.

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27 - May 2019
Antimozoba
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Sapara

Antimozoba is held annually on June 26 in the village of Ude to commemorate the outstanding ecclesiastic and secular figure Antimoz Iverieli (Andria Khurtsidze-MerabiSvili). The holiday was founded in 2005 at the initiative of the Romanian Embassy as materials obtained in Romania revealed that Antimoz Iverieli had been born in the Ude village.

27 - May 2019
Shuamtoba
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Borjomi

Shuamtoba is an ancient Georgian holiday held every year on the last weekend of July. Locals who are in summer pastures gather on the Persati Mountain to take part in the activity, with a horse race, sports competitions, dances, and other forms of entertainment.  

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Samtskhe-Javakheti, one of the most important historical and ethnographic regions of Georgia, is located at an altitude of 1,000 to 2,100 meters above sea level. Due to its location, it is rich with natural conditions and a distinctive diversity of microclimate districts, an abundance of rivers and lakes, and rich vegetation and animal life.                     

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Samtskhe-Javakheti, one of the most important historical and ethnographic regions of Georgia, is located at an altitude of 1,000 to 2,100 meters above sea level. Due to its location, it is rich with natural conditions and a distinctive diversity of microclimate districts, an abundance of rivers and lakes, and rich vegetation and animal life.

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How locals? I behave when meeting should?

თუმცა, არსებობს გარკვეული სპეციალური მოსაზრებები, როგორც საქართველოში ყველაზე დასახლებული პუნქტებია სამუშაო ადგილები და განკუთვნილია ადგილობრივი გამოყენებისათვის. ჩრდილოეთში საქართველოში დაჭრილი ძაღლები არ არიან და არასდროს უნდა მიუახლოვდნენ. თქვენ შეიძლება იპოვოთ იარაღები და აღჭურვილობა, როგორც ჩანს, ტყუის გარშემო, მაგრამ დარწმუნდით, რომ ეკუთვნის ვინმეს და აქვს მიზანი ..

საქართველოში ადამიანების უმეტესობა მივესალმებით სტუმრებს და ბევრ შემთხვევებში არიან ისეთივე საინტერესო, როგორიც ხართ. ბევრი სტუმრისა და ადგილობრივებისთვის საუკეთესო გამოცდილება მოდის შეხვედრისა და ერთმანეთის ჩართულობის გზით ისე, რომ ორივე მათგანის ღირებულებაა. ეს შეიძლება იყოს მხოლოდ ღიმილი, საუბარი საუბრისას საერთო საქმიანობაში. მაშინაც კი, თუ პატარა ქართულ სოფელს შენი სახლიდან სხვა სამყარო მოსწონს, ქცევის ზოგადი წესი, ძირითადად, არ უნდა იქცეოდეს ისე, რომ სახლში არ იქნებოდეთ.

How should I behave when meeting locals?

Most people in Georgia welcome visitors and are in many cases just as curious as you are. For many visitors and locals the best experiences comes from meeting and engaging each other in a way that provides value for both. This can be from just a smile, a conversation to engaging in shared activities. Even if a small Georgiaic village may seem like another world from your home, the general rule of conduct is basically not to behave in a way you would not at home.

There are however some special considerations as most settlements in Georgia are working areas and designed for local use. In North Georgia sled dogs are not pets and should never be approached. You may find tools and equipment apparently lying around, but be sure it belongs to someone and has a purpose..

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