Today Orthodox Christians in Georgia are celebrating Mtskhetoba-Svetitskhovloba, a celebration of Georgia’s ancient capital city and its legendary cathedral.
Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, known as the burial site of Christ's mantle, is a Georgian Orthodox cathedral located in the historical town of Mtskheta, 20km northwest of the nation's capital Tbilisi.
It is one of the principal worship sites of the Georgian Orthodox faith and the place where many local monarchs have been crowned and laid to rest.
Each year on this day believers and guests traditionally visit Mtskheta.
Georgian health officials have urged people to wear face masks while visiting Mtskheta today.
Head of Georgia’s National Centre for Disease Control Amiran Gamkrelidze stated that there were several cases when individuals contracted the virus in a church.