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New Year in Georgia

New Year

People in Georgia love their holidays and what is most important, know how to organize them so beautiful, delicious and joyfully, that you enjoy every minute of the festival, and then look forward to the next one.

The chain of celebrations is opened with the New Year. The world's favorite holiday, in Georgia found its national traits and wonderful traditions. For example the main New Year's attribute is the Christmas tree. In Georgia, in addition to the Christmas tree each family decorates chichilaki - a homemade wooden Christmas tree out of wood, the crown which replaces the wood chips. Chichilaki are decorated with dried fruit and traditionally burned after the New Year that, they believe that together with its smoke all troubles will be gone.

The New Year's table in Georgia should be not just beautiful and richly covered, but literally burst with all sorts of dishes. Here you have satsivi, juicy pork, and spicy marinades, melting in your mouth khachapuri, several kinds of homemade cheese, and sweet churchhella. There are courses in Georgia, without which any New Year's table can not do. They are roasted young pork that symbolizes wellbeing, honey gozinaki (roasted nuts), for life to be sweet as honey. In general, the more sweets on New Year's table - the sweeter will be the year.

The main on the table is of course a wonderful wine that flows just like water this night to the clink of glasses and eloquent toasts. And of course, what a meal without songs and dances! Georgian multi-voice is the culmination of the holiday. And who knows who gets more fun: the audience or performers themselves, inspiredly singing out their vocals. Georgian dances… Hot like a hot Georgia sun, swift like mountain streams...

Right at midnight in the sky are flashing multicolored fireworks. Someone might say that this custom is quite modern but by the Georgians it has an ancient origin. They believe that every shot hits the evil spirit, and in the New Year good will conquer evil.

And there are a lot of such interesting Christmas traditions. Here is another very curious one. It's called "Mevkle" and still popular in the Georgian villages. "Mevkle" - is the man who first crosses the threshold of the house in the New Year. He can bring both happiness and unhappiness. Villagers already know who are the people with "happy feet" and invite them into the house in advance, and those people present the hosts a basket with wine, sweets and boiled pork, wishing them happiness in the coming New Year.

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