International Ethnological Festival - Georgia Honorary Guest Country 2021 Held in Belgrade
International Ethnological Festival - Georgia Honorary Guest Country 2021 was held in Belgrade, the capital of the Republic of Serbia.
The event was inaugurated by the Chairperson of the Culture Committee of the Parliament of Georgia, Eliso Bolkvadze, and the Chairperson of the Culture and Media Committee of the Serbian National Assembly, Sandra Bozic, - the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia reports.
Through the efforts of the Embassy of Georgia in Serbia and in close cooperation with the festival organizer, three Georgian fashion houses were presented at the event, which presented costumes inspired by the Georgian ethno motifs and intangible cultural heritage to the Serbian audience.
Specially for the event, a music video was created to immortalize the heroes who died in the struggle for independence of Georgia, and the performance was opened by the first President of Georgia, Zviad Gamsakhurdia, with the historical phrase uttered during the 1991 Act of Independence: Long live independent Georgia.
Also, a video of sketches created by the famous Georgian artist Lado Gudiashvili for the first Georgian fashion magazine was shown.
At the initiative of the Embassy of Georgia, a Georgian corner was also organized within the framework of the festival, where Georgian handmade and handwritten ceramics, Georgian cloisonne enamels and Georgian supra were exhibited.
At the end of the event, a reception was held on behalf of the Embassy of Georgia, during which more than 200 guests were given the opportunity to taste Georgian wine and dishes.
The event was attended by the wife of the President of the Republic of Serbia, Tamara Vucici, under whose patronage the festival is held.
The Belgrade International Ethnological Festival serves the idea of preserving the intangible cultural heritage of Serbia and the host country and raising awareness about it in modern society.