Tbilisi, 3 March 2022 (TDI): Georgia observes a public holiday today in celebration of Mother’s Day. The entire nation on the third of March celebrates the special bond between the mother and her child.

It is a tradition in the country since 1991 to celebrate on this particular date this lovely bond. Zviad Gamsakhurdia, the first President of the country declared this as a national holiday.

Presents, gifts, spring flowers, violets, sweets, etc are presented to mothers across the country. Not only that but handwritten cards, letters notes are also presented as a token of love.

The purpose is to maintain the respect associated with this relationship. To remind oneself of the sacrifices of one’s mother.

Mother’s Day Across the Globe

Mother’s Day is celebrated across the globe in various countries with the same zeal, love, and spirit. The difference is in dates and days.

Some nations celebrate it on the second Sunday of the fifth month that is May. Examples of such nations are Australia, Turkey, Italy, Finland, Belgium, etc.

Thailand celebrates in an entirely different month. August 12 is Mother’s Day in Thailand. Norway, moreover, celebrates it on the eleventh of the second month that i.e. February.

The history of this day and related celebrations can be traced back to ancient Greece. The Greeks used to hold festivities. It was a part of their religion.

Georgia: A transcontinental country

Georgia is a transcontinental country located in the Caucasus, at the intersection of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. To its west is the Black Sea, whereas to the north and east it is bordered by Russia.

It borders Turkey and Armenia on the south, whilst to the southeast lies Azerbaijan. The area of Georgia is 69,700 square kilometers. Tbilisi is the capital and largest city and is home to approximately a quarter of the country’s population.