In Georgia, you will come across many festivals - both historical and modern. The Svanetoba folklore festival, held in the mountainous region of Svaneti, is a celebration of Georgia’s centuries-old culture that simply must be experienced.
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When Is Svanetoba Held?

At this annual festival, held on the last weekend of July in Mestia, there is a diverse cultural, entertainment, and culinary program, which will satisfy even the most discerning of guests. 

What Will You See at Svanetoba?

During the festival, every community has the following on display in Mestia’s Seti Square: paintings, works of folk production, wooden carvings, and, of course, delicious traditional foods.

This means that you can browse works of folk art while trying Svan meat pie Kubdari, cornbread pie with cheese Chvishtari, mashed potatoes with cheese Tashmijabi, and other delicious foods, and, of course, also purchase genuine Svan salt.

During the festival, a concert is held with the participation of local folklore ensembles, as well as sporting events such as arm wrestling and chess. 

At the end of the day, a jury chooses the best handmade product, the best wooden carvings, the best-laid table, and the best musical and choreographical numbers.

There are special entertainment areas for children at the festival, and the event ends with a festive fireworks display.

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