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Georgia bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the remainder of 2014, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers. The information on this page is provided for private, non-professional, use.

April ⇒ Dec. 2014

Holiday Name
Wed Georgia's Independence Restoration Day
Fri Orthodox Good Friday (Red Friday)
Sat Orthodox Holy Saturday (Great Saturday)
Sun Orthodox Easter (Agdgoma)
Mon Orthodox Easter Monday / Memorial Day
Fri Victory Day
Mon Saint Andrew the First Called Day
Mon Independence Day
Thu Virgin's Assumption (Mariamoba)
Tue Svetitskovloba
Sun Saint George's Day (Giorgoba)
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Recent News and Updates

04 Jul 2013 Georgian Public Holiday Moved To October 27 (The Administration of the President of Georgia-Tbilisi) Andro Barnovi, the chief administrator for Georgian President, Mikheil Saakashvili, has announced that the date of Georgia's upcoming presidential election, and thus non-working public holiday in Georgia, had been changed to Sunday, October 27, 2013.  01 Jul 2013 Georgian Electoral Public Holiday October 31st (The Administration of the President of Georgia-Tbilisi) Andro Barnovi, the chief administrator for Georgian President, Mikheil Saakashvili, has announced that Georgia will hold its upcoming presidential election on Thursday, October 31st, 2013, meaning that Thursday, October 31st, 2013, will be another non-working electoral public holiday in Georgia.  01 Aug 2012 Georgian Electoral Public Holiday October 1st (The Administration of the President of Georgia-Tbilisi) Manana Manjgalade, the spokesperson for Georgian President, Mikheil Saakashvili, has announced that Georgia will hold parliamentary elections on October 1st, meaning that Monday, October 1, 2012, will be a non-working public holiday in Georgia.  04 Oct 2011 Georgian Public Holiday Declared On October 7 (The Administration of the President of Georgia-Tbilisi) Georgian President, Mikheil Saakashvili, has declared Friday, October 7, 2011, as non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming Tbilisoba festival.  17 Mar 2011 Georgia Confirms Nowruz Public Holiday (The Georgian Times-Tbilisi) The government of Georgia has confirmed that the upcoming Nowruz, on Monday, March 21, 2011, would be a public holiday for the first time.  24 Mar 2010 Georgia Could Add More Ethnic Public Holidays (The Georgian Times-Tbilisi) The press secretary for Georgia's president, Manana Manjgaladze, has announced that it was quite possible that holidays of various ethnic groups could also be declared as official non-working national public holidays in Georgia.  20 Mar 2010 Georgia Declares Nowruz Public Holiday (Trend News-Tbilisi) Georgia's President, Mikheil Saakashvili, has declared tomorrow, Sunday, March 21, 2010, an official non-working public holiday in Georgia, on account of that day's Nowruz, spring equinox, holiday.  26 Aug 2009 Georgian Breakaway Republics Celebrate Public Holiday (Aysor-Yerevan) The separatist governments of the 2 Georgian breakaway republics of Southern Osia (aka. South Ossetia) and Abkhazia have declared today a new annual Independence Day public holiday.  12 Aug 2008 Georgia Declares August 12 Bank Holiday (JSC Bank of Georgia) Nicholas Enukidze, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Central Bank of Georgia, announced late last night that the government of Georgia had declared a one-off bank holiday for today, Tuesday August 12, 2008.  07 Nov 2007 Georgia Declares Educational Public Holiday (Channel 1-Tbilisi) Georgia's Deputy Education Minister, Bela Tsipuria, has declared November 8-9, 2007, as holidays in all Georgian public schools.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Georgia public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Governing Law: Official public holidays in Georgia are regulated by The Labour Code of Georgia (CAP IV-Article 20), signed into law on May 25, 2006, and which annulled and replaced both the Labor Code of Georgia (June 28, 1973) and the Law of the Georgian Republic on Cancellation of Existing Holidays and Restoring Traditional Holidays (November 22, 1990). In addition, religious holidays and their observances are regulated by the Constitutional Agreement between State of Georgia and Georgian Apostolic Autocephaly Orthodox Church.  Weekend Public Holidays: Public holidays that occur on a weekend remain on that date (ie. they are not moved to another date, such as the following Monday, for example).  May 1st is a regular working day in Georgia .  Independence Restauration Day (April 9) and Independence Day (May 26): There is often confusion as to when Georgia's Independence Day is. The constitution refers to April 9 as the date of Georgia's independence while the Labour Code uses May 26 as the date of independence. On April 9, 1989, in Tbilisi, an anti-Soviet demonstration was dispersed by the Soviet army, resulting in 20 deaths and hundreds of injuries. Two years later, on April 9, 1991, the Georgian parliament officially passed a declaration of Georgia's independence from the Soviet Union, following the results of a referendum which had taken place on March 31st. Despite this, April 9 is called Independence Restauration Day, or Day of National Unity, and the Independence Day public holiday is celebrated on May 26 (referring to the May 26, 1918, declaration of independence from Russia).  Women's Day and Mothers' Day: The first, post-soviet, president of Georgia, Zviad Gamsakhurdia, tried to get rid of March 8 as a state holiday as it was established during Soviet times, and he established March 3 as Mother's Day, a date deliberately selected to be close to March 8. After Gamsakhurdia's fall, March 3 was not cancelled but in 2002, March 8 was officially restored as the public holiday International Women's Day. At one time, officials tried to change Women's Day to concur with Tamaroba (Saint Tamar's Day) on May 14, but no one supported the idea .  Georgia International Codes GE and GEO (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .ge (ICANN national top-level internet domain). Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Georgia information and news: National Bank of Georgia (Georgia central bank), ASI Hot Spots (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Georgia maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Georgia), and Wikipedia (includes Georgia commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Religion of Specific Business Contacts : Some of the business contacts that you may be trying to meet in Georgia, may belong to a religious group that is not common in Georgia, and therefore which is not included in the above list of public holidays or bank holidays. To be safe, you should also verify that no major religious holidays coincides with any planned business trip to Georgia. For more information, see our pages on the religious calendars of the world.


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2014 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Georgia, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Georgia, before planning any trip to Georgia. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.



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