Orthodox Christians in Georgia are today celebrating one of the most significant days in the country’s religious calendar – Saint George’s Day (Giorgoba).
Saint George is one of the most recognized Christian martyrdom figures. He is regarded with special reverence among the Georgian people as he is believed to be the special protector and patron of the nation. Historical accounts often described how Saint George appeared among the Georgian soldiers in the midst of battles. November 23 marked the day when Saint George was tortured on the wheel.