Independence Day is an annual public holiday in Georgia observed on 26 May. It commemorates the 26 May 1918 adoption of the Act of Independence, which established the Democratic Republic of Georgia in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution of 1917. It is the national day of Georgia. Independence Day is associated with military parades, fireworks, concerts, fairs, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history and culture of Georgia.
The Georgian Independence Day celebration will be organized by Embassy of Georgia in Washington DC and Georgian Center plans to contribute with art exhibition and Georgian thematic content.


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Press Release
May 30, 2016

Georgian Center
Arlington, VA, USA

The Second Diaspora Professional Forum “Share Your Experience with Homeland” dedicated to Georgian Diaspora Day was held in Tbilisi, Georgia on May 27-28, 2016 and was attended by the President of Georgia Mr. Giorgi Margvelashvili, Georgian Prime Minister Mr. Giorgi Kvirikashvili and several Georgian Ministers and parliament members. The forum introduced the Georgia National Innovation Ecosystem (GENIE) project’s Diaspora components funded by the World Bank. The Georgian Center had an honor to participate in the forum and present an initiative for the legislative changes into the Georgian law to enhance the financial support of Diaspora organizations which could dramatically increase the cultural, economical and political impact for Georgian initiatives abroad. In addition, Georgian Center presented proposal about the mentorship program to support and engage Georgian diaspora.

The initiative of legislative changes for diaspora activity funding aboard is a very important initiative for entire Georgian diaspora society that will give the opportunity to all diaspora organizations to solicit federal funds and support the Georgian mission around the world, but especially in the countries where most of the Georgian immigrants live.

Georgian Center is a 501(c)(3)non-profit and non-governmental organization founded in 2015 by the first generation Georgian immigrants in the United States, namely in Washington, DC greater metropolitan district with the mission to popularize Georgian culture, support education and business innovations among Diaspora and motherland.


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Another success story!

Georgian Center in collaboration with Embassy of Georgia presented the Georgian culture and heritage at the Embassy of France. Hundreds of guest visited Georgian table and most learned how to pronounce khachapuri, khanjali, chokha and enjoined Georgian wine and fabulous atmosphere.
The annual Francophonie Cultural Festival spotlights the music, art, literature, film, cuisine, and customs of French-speaking countries and regions from across the globe, and its closing celebration is always magnifique. Although Georgians are not a French speaking nation we are friends with every friendly nation and this is especially true about France with whom we share culture, history and wine making traditions. 

Our team really worked hard to make this evening most enjoyable and memorable both for guest and for our organization.  And of course we could not have done it without our sponsors:

 Embassy of Georgia provided great Georgian wine and logistical support


 Georgian Feast provided DC's favorite Georgian food khachapuri


My Mom’s Cookbook provided Georgian Bazhe and tea for the guests to sample 



Special thanks goes to Giorgi Shermazanashvili for providing beautiful arial video of Georgia's different regions and sites

Participating organizations and embassies include but are not limited to: Alliance Francais, Belgium, Benin, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, France, Gabon, Georgia, Guinea, Haiti, Lebanon, Mali, Monaco, Niger, Quebec, Republic of Congo, Republique de Cote D'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Romania, Senegal, Serbia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Togo, Tunisia, and Uruguay


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For more photos and videos from the event please visit our facebook page at GeorgianCenter

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The Georgian Center, in partnership with the Embassy of Georgia, will be hosting an art exhibition/fundraising event on April 14, 2016 at 6PM at the Embassy of Georgia. The exhibition will feature exquisite Georgian art works from private collections, well known Georgian artists, and artists with disabilities from Georgia. Guests will have the opportunity to purchase selected works of art in support of Art-Therapy Rehabilitation Center in Georgia.

The Ambassador of Georgia Archil Gegeshidze will offer opening remarks. Guests will enjoy the memorable sounds of Georgian folk music by Mamuka and Gvantsa Gogiberidze. Light refreshments will be served.


Attendance is limited. Please rsvp at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by April 7, 2016

 Embassy of Georgia - 1824 R St NW, Washington, DC 20009

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 Embassy of Georgia to the United States





The Office of the State Minister of Georgia for Diaspora Issues



The passport and visa  services 

Sponsor BVHQ logo     

Georgia in arial video


Georgian cuisine in the USA  



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Featured artists: Abuladze, Amirejibi, Akhmedov, Bendukidze, Chkadua, Dimitruk, Eristavi, Goguadze, Kasrashvili, Kavtharadze, Margiani, Meliqishvili, Mirzashvili, Mosiashvili, Okropiridze, Tkabladze and others.


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