Svan Juxtaposition


Villagers propose a toast at Adishi’s cemetery to commemorate the dead during the annual the Week of the Spirits festival. After they leave the cemetery for homes, it is believed that spirits follow them to spend a week in the houses along with the living. Even now Svaneti remains one of the most traditional regions in Georgia, with its unique culture and customs. January 2010 Skiers dance to the modern beat after the ski competition that was organized for the first time in a newly opened resort near Mestia, the main town in Svaneti. Two years ago the Georgian government announced development of tourism in the region. March 2012

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