3 March – Mother’s Day in Georgia: Traditions, Gifts and History

Mother – this is the most beautiful word on Earth, which sounds the same tenderness in all languages. It is a miracle that we begin to realize from birth. A mother’s seductive and warm hands can do anything, and in her faithful heart love never fades. Therefore, Mother’s Day is another chance to thank the person who gave her life for the love, care and selfless sacrifices she makes for the well-being of her children.

Every year on 3 March Georgia celebrates a special day honoring mothers and pregnant women, Mother’s Day.  Celebrating Mother’s Day in Georgia was established on the suggestion of the country’s first president Zviad Gamsakhurdia. The purpose of it was to maintain the tradition of respect for women, to value their role in the family and appreciate their enduring efforts in the upbringing of children. On this day, children gift their mothers an array of flowers and congratulatory cards and write letters to tell them how important they are.

In the major cities of Georgia, there are various events dedicated to this day: exhibitions, concerts, flash mobs, etc. In addition, mothers of many children will receive gifts and souvenirs.

Mothers are highly respected in Georgia. The fact that the cult of mothers originates in the country from ancient times is also confirmed by the Georgian language. A striking example of this are the words „დედამიწა“ (like It is divided into two parts mother and land, It’s in English -“The Earth”),  „დედაბოძი“ (like It is divided into two parts mother and pillar, It’s in English -“Mother’s Pillar”) and so on. 

Mother’s Day is a family holiday in Georgia. It’s purpose is to emphasize the importance of motherhood in our lives, to uphold the tradition of cherishing women and to strengthen the institution of the family.

To sum up, we can say that the mother will be pleased with all the attention. You can give flowers, sweets, nice little things and make nice surprises. The main thing is to express gratitude to the dearest and closest person in your life, who gave you life and her love. In this regard we can quote the words of Abraham Lincoln “All that I am, or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” 

Mother’s Day

Khato T

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