Ex-leaders of The U.S.A visited Tserovani settlement on September 6 , 2010. They met the local government and spoke about the problems and the activities conducted after the August war .They visited all the sites, build by the supporting of different donor organizations-school, kinder-garden, bakery and others. Apart from that Ex-Leaders hold a meeting with the local people to share their problems.
The world Ex-Leaders visited Tserovani settlement
On September 7, 2010 the Head of Municipality Board and the representatives of Mtskheta-Mtianeti Governor Administration provided the population with firewood, those who were at loss by natural calamity.
Ceaseless rains damaged the village in Spring of the current year. Some of the houses were destroyed , quite amount of poultry were destructed.
The members of the local Municipal Board renewed cleaning activities on the damaged area and had a meeting with the local population to share their problems.
The population of the village Sharakhevi who were at loss by natural calamity were given firewood
September 12 is the 103- th anniversary of assassination of the greatest Georgian public character Ilia Chavchavadze .Ceremony, dedicated to this fact was held on the initiative of the Museum administration and by the support of Mtskheta –Mtianeti Governor Administration. The one began with the special praying to his soul, at the monument to the poet. Later all the visitors moved to Saguramo, where they had possibility to express their gratitude for everything bequeathed to us.
Additionally , two Georgian writers Zviad Kvaratskhelia and Iona Meunargia made a presentation of their books.
Some of the Georgian businessmen , giving support to the museum were given the name of ,, Honorable Friends of the Museum ,,.
The ceremony was accompanied by the Georgian ensembles ,,Kartuli Khmebi,, and ,,Erisioni,,.
The number of visitors was too great…
103 anniversary of the assassination of Ilia Chavchavadze
Celebration “Kazbegoba” was held in Stapantsminda on the 9-th of October on the initiative of Kazbegi Municipality and Kazbegi Board. The event was supported by the Mtskheta –Mtianeti Governor. The aim of the day was the restoration of the local traditions and memorizing the greatest Georgian writer Alexander Kazbegi. Georgian folk ensembles from Kazbegi, Dusheti, Tianeti, Mtskheta and Akhalgori participated in the event.
Georgian writers and poets represented their works, while a fair of the Georgian art crafts was held in the streets and sporting events were conducted outdoor. Horse racing was one of the most amazing event on that day.
The event was supported by the Public TV Channel, Radio- Palitra and The Georgian National Agency of Tourism.
The celebration was visited by the greatest number of visitors, including foreigners. The event continued till late at night.
Celebration “Kazbegoba” was held in Stepantsminda on the 9-th of October.
The Greatest event-Svetitskhovloba was celebrated on the 14-th of October.Catholicos-Patriarch-Ilia the 2-nd conducted public prayer dedicated to this very day.
Official delegations from different countries , including The representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church visited Georgia.
Great amount of special events were performed in the streets of the ancient capital. Specimens of Georgian folk craft –ceramic, graphic ,silver, enamel, wool, pictures and books from the oldest library were represented.
Local ensembles performed specimens of Georgian Folk dancing and singing. Exhibitions ,dedicated to the Autumn season were held on the initiative of Public Schools of Mtskheta –Mtianeti Region( Dusheti,Tianeti,Kazbegi).Competitions in different kind of sport accompanied the day. Students competed each other in Georgian Wrestling, Hand ball, Karate, Boxing, Mini Football, Chess Playing, Kind of ancient Georgian Wrestling- Khridoli and others.
Presentation of the book “Mtskheta Historical-Archaeological Guide” and the film “Svetitskhoveli – Importance of the Cathedral According to the New Generation “was held in the Archaeological Museum of Mtskheta. Visitors were served with the Georgian Cuisine.
Gala concert began on the central square at 4 o’clock , where the famous Georgian singers took part, but the greatest concert was held in front of the cathedral Svetitskhoveli, attended by the Patriarch – Ilia the2-nd,President-Mikheil Saakashvili and invited guests.
Mtskhetoba or Svetitskhovloba is the greatest celebration for Georgians, as it is connected to the greatest relic in Georgia-The Christ’s Robe. It is always celebrated in the cathedral Svetitskhoveli, on the 14-th of October. The day is established by the Georgian Orthodox Church.
Historically, the special service is conducted in the Cathedral attending by the greatest number of worshippers, scarifying different kind of things. After the service believers made a feast in the fortification, around the cathedral. After the restoration of the Georgian independence (1999)the tradition of Mtskhetoba celebration was also restored and it is the day off. As we have already mentioned the service is usually conducted by The Patriarch . All day long people are allowed to walk in the streets of Mtskheta and watch different kind of competitions.
Svetitskhoveli cathedral-1700 Anniversary from the establishing and 1000 from the reinstatement
Presentation, dedicated to Mtskheta tourist guides training was held on September 9,2010 at the cathedral Svetitskhoveli. Training course was implemented by the tourist development center ,,NEWKAZ,, . The aim of the project was preparing local professional guides. Trainings were conducted in English.
Project was supported by the Georgian Department of Tourism and Resort and the Mtskheta Municipality Board. The presentation was attended by the chairman of The Georgian Department of Tourism and Resort- Maya Sidamonidze, Director of The Tourism Development Center-Ketevan Meladze, Director of Guides Association-Giorgi Darcimelia.
Training of guides in English is especially important for development of the local area. As the number of tourists has greatly increased lately , professional guides having quite a good knowledge of English will be a good device for their attraction.
103 anniversary of the assassination of Ilia Chavchavadze