Vazhaoba is an event dedicated to the great Georgian writer and poet Vazha-Pshavela. Every year (in summer or autumn) a traditional exhibition and tasting of agricultural products and folk handicrafts, a horse race and folk festival are held on the territory of the writer’s house-museum in the village of Chargali (Pshavi). Writers, poets, actors come here from every regionin Georgia to read aloud and recite the works of Vazha-Pshavela.
Shatiloba annual festival is held in July. A traditional fair of hand-crafted goods, the tasting of local cuisine dishes and Khevsur beer is held in Khevsur stone houses and towers, some of which now serve as hotels. A feast and sporting event, a horse race, take place surrounded by a background of singing, poetry, and rhymes.
OTHER LOCAL HOLIDAYS
Religious holiday Kopaloba – date varies, Pshavi, Khevsureti
New Year’s holiday Vazha’s Days – June, Chargali
New Year’s holiday Misha Khalashvili’s Days – June, Ukana Pshavi
New Year’s holidays Lasharoba and Tsabaurta – date varies, Pshav villages