The Day of First Republic is observed throughout the country. It is observed with processions of flags and banners on the roads. Army march pasts were also performed earlier. However, these march pasts recently have been discontinued in order to prevent any probable skirmishes with demonstrators during the occasion.
During the Day of First Republic observations, a formal flag hoisting service is conducted in Tbilisi, the capital of the country. Other popular events and entertaining programs are also arranged where people from all age groups can take part. Day of First Republic is a public holiday in the country and hence, it is a work-free day.
Georgia Day of First Republic is celebrated on May 26 every year. The Empire of Georgia was first set up in 1008 under the regime of Bagrat III of Unified Georgia. In the 11th and 12th century, the foundation of the empire was strengthened by a magnificent financial and governmental steadiness under King David and Queen Tamar.
The beginning of the 19th century turned out to be quite difficult for Georgia as soon as the Russian Kingdom raided the country. Georgia had a short stint of freedom during the conclusion of the Russian Revolution in 1917 and was once more attacked by Bolsheviks in 1921, who were the originators of the Soviet Russia. It declared independence on May 26, 1918 as an autonomous and democratic country.
Georgia was ultimately integrated into the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in 1922. The nation spent nearly 70 years of relationship with the USSR. The country retrieved its sovereign position following the collapse of the USSR.