May 26 Independence Day Celebration Program Print Version


Let's celebrate May 26 together
Starting from 11:00 we will waiting for you on Rustaveli Avenue!

Bring your friends, children, family members and join fascinating celebration.
Celebrations dedicated to Georgia's Independence Day on May 26 will include a variety of events featuring different motifs from The Knight in the Panther's Skin. In celebration of Shota Rustaveli's 850th anniversary, the slogan of the events held in Tbilisi and across the state will be "I am from the land of Rustaveli".
Alongside with the state, around 80 entrepreneurs, including those engaged in program "Produce in Georgia" took part in organization of the celebrations dedicated to Georgia's Independence Day.

➡ Program of the events that will be held in Tbilisi on May 26:
► Freedom Square - the ceremony of recruitments oath
• Exhibition of military equipment
► Rustaveli Avenue
• Children's concerts
 11:00 - 11:40; 12:30 - 13:10; 13:30 - 14:10; 14:30 - 15:30
• Quiz on the topic of The Knight in the Panther's Skin
 13:10 - 13:30; 14:10 - 14:30; 15:30 - 15:50 ; 17:40 - 18:00
• Electronic music
 15:50 - 17:40 and 18:00 - 00:00
• Creation of paintings by artists 12:00 - 16:00
• Fundraising auction of paintings by Georgian artists to support Solidarity Fund of Georgia at 17:00 as well as selling of accessories decorated with the scenes from The Knight in the Panther's Skin.
► Rustaveli Avenue - 11:00-21:00:
• Products crafted by the startupers at Techno Park area will be decorated with the scenes from The Knight in the Panther's Skin. Exhibition and sale will be held
• Archaeological activities for children
• Painting in sand - illustrations of characters and scenes from The Knight in the Panther's Skin
• Construction of the Castle of Devils (Kajeti Castle) and children's area
• Participation in parchment aging process
• Large-scale royal chess with the images of the characters of The Knight in the Panther's Skin
• Alley of loved ones, knights and friendship
• "Free lessons" for children - fairy-tale area
• Flesh Mob with the participation of the young generation of Georgian National Ballet Ensemble Sukhishvili
• Exhibition and sale of the agricultural products
• Exhibition and sale of products manufactured by around 80 entrepreneurs and cooperatives
• Products manufactured by the startupers featuring the scenes from The Knight in the Panther's Skin
• Presentation of the Knight in the Panther's Skin using the rare species of plants
• Glasses for virtual sightseeing of the protected areas of Georgia
• Exhibition of waxworks stored at the National Center of Manuscripts
• 3 art cafes
• Concert featuring the scenes of the Knight in the Panther's Skin
• Installation featuring foreign editions of the Knight in the Panther's Skin and "Alphabet"
• Virtual animation of the characters of the Knight in the Panther's Skin, performances of pantomime theatre and theatre of movement
• Popularization of the lost recipes of ancient Georgian cuisine
• The Knight in the Panther's Skin themed street art
• Sports activities
• Exhibition at the National Museum - the Knight in the Panther's Skin translated to 51 languages
Pavilion of the National Broadcaster:
Intellectual game - "We Read the Knight in the Panther's Skin". The activities include recording of the volunteers, live studios from Rustaveli Avenue, "Moambe" will be live streamed from a special studio

► Rose Square at 21:00
• Gala concert
➡The private sector will participate in organization of various (including: children's educational, entertainment and other thematic) events dedicated to the celebration of the Independence Day.
Thematic products manufactured by the entrepreneurs will be exhibited and sold on Rustaveli Avenue.
➡Independence Day celebrations will be held in every self-governing city of Georgia.

• Exhibition of the military equipment
• Activities for children, entertainment and sports events will be organized by the local self-governing bodies
• gala concerts
► Mtskheta
• Ministry of Agriculture-Exhibition and sale of products manufactured by Georgian entrepreneurs
• Ministry of Reconciliation-concert with a participation of ethnic minorities, events for children, exhibitions
► Poti
• Ministry of education - corner of professional education institutions; concert of Tbilisi State University, Technical University and Ilia university bands.
► Gori
• Ministry of European Integration- visa-free travel simulation space, introduction of regulations, children's entertainment space.
► Kutaisi
• Ministry of Energy - electronic music area near White Bridge - 14:00 - 00:00
► Zugdidi
• Ministry of Healthcare - informational and spectacular events
• Ministry of Environment - "Take care of the environment", children's entertainment space.

• Ministry of Interior-Project "Safe City"
► Akhaltsikhe
• National Tourism Administration - the twelfth century reconstruction in Rabati Castle (starting from 12:000) children's entertainment areas
► Ozurgeti
• Ministry of Justice - informational, educational, entertainment program, program for children
► Ambrolauri
• Ministry of Infrastructure - educational and entertainment activities, children's area