Zemo Alvani

Zezvaoba – a traditional horse race between Kists and Georgians

By | June 2nd, 2015|Categories: Minorities|Tags: , , , , , |

(DF Watch.) ALVANI, DFWatch–The last Sunday of May is a day of celebration in the Tush villages Kvemo Alvani and Zemo Alvani in Kakheti. Zezvaoba is the festival to honour the warrior Zezva Gaprindauli, who lead the Tush alongside the Georgian army against Persians at the Bakhtrioni […]

Zezvaoba – a people’s celebration of 17th century hero

By | June 1st, 2015|Categories: Photo gallery|Tags: , , , , |

(DF Watch.) Zezvaoba is a celebration held every year in the villages Zemo Alvani and Kvemo Alvani. It is a commemoration of Zezva Gaprindauli, one of the leaders of the Bakhtrioni uprising against the Persians in 1659. A ritual called Dalaoba is part of the program. There is also a horse race. Participants are [...]