Independence Day of Georgia is celebrated on May 26. It is a public holiday and it commemorates the 26 May 1918 adoption of the Act of Independence, which established the Democratic Republic of Georgia after the Russian Revolution of 1917.
Georgia is celebrating tthe 26th anniversary of its independence from the Soviet Union today, too. Georgia became independent in 1991 after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Almost 100 years earlier, in 1918, the country first declared national independence from Russia and the Democratic Republic of Georgia was born.
This was short-lived and the country was re-invaded by Russia’s Bolshevik Army and absorbed into the Soviet Union in 1921. Seventy years later, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Georgia once again became independent and today the country is marking 26 years since this fateful date.
May 26 is a public holiday in Georgia.
On this day military parades are organized, concerts, and various other ceremonies.
Photo: The 2nd anniversary of Georgian independence. 26 May 1919
Source: Wikipedia, agenda. ge