Georgian Independence Day 2018 in pictures

  • Hundreds of events have been organised in Georgia and abroad to mark the 100th anniversary since the creation First Republic of Georgia. Photo: N.Alavidze/, 26 May 2018 - 18:48, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia is celebrating the 100th anniversary since the creation of the First Democratic Republic of Georgia in 1918.

The holiday featured a wide range of cultural, educational and entertainment activities all over the country.

Here is a collection of some of the most memorable pictures from Georgia’s 26th Independence Day.

Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili is taking a selfie with children. Photo: Greta Tsitsava.

A man and a little boy dressed in traditional Georgian clothes – Chokha. Photo: N. Alavidze/

US anti-tank Javelin. Javelin uses automatic infrared guidance that allows the user to seek cover immediately after launch, as opposed to wired guided systems, where the user has to actively guide the weapon throughout the engagement. 

The Javelin's high-explosive anti-tank warhead is capable of defeating modern tanks by attacking them from above, and is also useful against fortifications in a direct attack flight. Photo: N.Alavidze/

A woman samples a Georgian Kantsi (horn). Photo: N. Alavidze/

One of the units was dressed in military clothes used during the time of the First Democratic Republic of Georgia. Photo: Georgia’s Ministry of Defence.

Today many people wore traditional Georgian clothe to celebrate Independence Day of Georgia. Photo: N. Alavidze/