There are 17 public holidays in Georgia in 2023, six of which fall on weekends.
New Year's Day
New Year Holiday is the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar, and it is one of the most popular holidays in the world. The holiday is celebrated on January 1 and 2, 2023.
Orthodox Christmas is celebrated on January 7, 2023, and commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Christmas Day is a holiday of sharing. People exchange Christmas gifts and cards with families and friends.
Epiphany, called Three Kings' Day, is an important religious festival celebrating the three kings' visit. It is celebrated on April 19, 2023.
Mothers' Day, observed on March 3, 2023, is a holiday honoring motherhood. People celebrate Mother's Day in different forms and on different days worldwide. The original celebration can track back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, while the modern Mother's Day celebrations started in the United States in the early 20th century.
International Women's Day
The holiday is one of the most important days to recognize the achievements made by women and to raise awareness about women's equality. It is observed on March 8, 2023.
Independence Restoration Day
Independence Restoration Day is a public holiday in Georgia, observed on April 9, 2023. The holiday commemorates the anniversary of Georgia's independence from the Soviet Union on April 9, 1991.
Orthodox Good Friday
Good Friday is a Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on Friday immediately preceding Easter Sunday, April 14, 2023.
Orthodox Holy Saturday
Orthodox Holy Saturday is the day before Easter Sunday and after Good Friday, and it is a public holiday in many countries. It falls on April 15, 2023.
Orthodox Easter Sunday
Easter Sunday is an important Christian festival celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter Sunday is a public holiday observed on April 16, 2023.
Orthodox Easter Monday
Easter Monday is to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, and it is the Monday after Easter Sunday. It is observed on April 17, 2023.
Victory Day, observed on May 9, 2023, commemorates the anniversary of when the German Instrument of Surrender was signed. It was a legal document that effected the extinction of Nazi Germany and ended World War II in Europe.
St. Andrew the First-Called Day
St. Andrew the First-Called Day, observed on May 12, 2023, celebrates Saint Andrew's arrival in George on May 12. Saint Andrew, also known as Andrew the Apostle, was a Christian Apostle. According to the New Testament, Andrew and his brother, Simon Peter, were fishermen and became the disciples of Jesus Christ when Jesus walked along the shore of the Sea of Galilee.
Independence Day is a public holiday in Georgi observed on May 26, 2023. The holiday commemorates when Georgia declared independence from the Russian Empire on May 26, 1918.
Dormition of the Mother of God
Dormition of the Mother of God commemorates the falling asleep or the death of Mary, the mother of Jesus. There are different ideas on the death and assumption of Mary. Many Christians believe that Mary first died, but she was miraculously resurrected before being assumed. However, others believe she was assumed to bodily into Heaven without first dying. It falls on August 28, 2023.
Day of Svetitskhoveli Cathedral
The Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is an Orthodox Christian cathedral in the historic town of Mtskheta, Georgia. It is also known as the Cathedral of the Living Pillar and is one of the most venerated places of worship in Georgia. According to the Georgian legend, Jesus' robe was buried in the location of the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral. The holiday is observed on October 14, 2023.
St. George's Day
St. George's Day in Georgia commemorates when St. George was tortured on the wheel. Saint George was venerated as a saint in Christianity. There is little information on the early life of St. George, but many historians believe he was born into a noble family, and his parents were both Christians. The holiday falls on November 23, 2023.
The following is the list of public holidays in Georgia in 2023.
|New Year's Day||Jan 01, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|New Year's Day Holiday||Jan 02, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Orthodox Christmas||Jan 07, 2023||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|Orthodox Epiphany||Jan 19, 2023||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Mothers' Day||Mar 03, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|International Women's Day||Mar 08, 2023||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Independence Restoration Day||Apr 09, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Orthodox Good Friday||Apr 14, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Orthodox Holy Saturday||Apr 15, 2023||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|Orthodox Easter Sunday||Apr 16, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Orthodox Easter Monday||Apr 17, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Victory Day||May 09, 2023||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
|St. Andrew the First-Called Day||May 12, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Independence Day||May 26, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Dormition of the Mother of God||Aug 28, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Day of Svetitskhoveli Cathedral||Oct 14, 2023||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|St. George's Day||Nov 23, 2023||Thursday||Public Holiday|
Please also check the working days in Georgia in 2023.