CELEBRATION OF THE INDEPENDENCE DAY OF GEORGIA IN PHILADELPHIA
On May 16th, Georgians residing in the United States, celebrated two national holidays, Independence Day of Georgia and Saint George’s day. The event took place in the yard of David Aghmashenebeli Church, which will soon be built in Feasterville, PA. The initiative of celebrating Saint George’s Day and Independence Day of Georgia together, belongs to bishop of the eparchy of Georgian Orthodox Church in Northern United States and Canada, Saba Intskirveli. His initiative received tremendous support from the Embassy of Georgia in the United States and the Consulate General of Georgia in New York. Both the consul of Georgia Diana Zhghenti and the Ambassador of Georgia to the United States, Archil Gegeshidze attended the event. Hundreds of Georgians traveled long distances to celebrate this wonderful day. The ensemble of Georgian dance, named “Mamuli” performed at the event. Of course, the event would not have been proper without appetizing Georgian food and the finest wines of Georgia.
GEORGIAN WINE TASTING EVENING
On March 26th 2015, the Young Ambassador of Georgia to the United States, Ioseb Jorjoliani, in cooperation with the Political Science Department hosted a Georgian Wine Tasting Evening at Washington and Jefferson College. The event aspired to promote Georgian wine culture and uniqueness of indigenous varieties of Georgian grape to a very eclectic audience, that comprised of American and foreign professors and students.
Ioseb Jorjoliani gave 10 minutes presentation on the potential of Georgian wine and the unique method of Kvevri wine-making. After Young Ambassador’s speech, four types of different varietals of wine were served, including: Mukuzani 2012 by Teliani Valley, Tvishi 2012 by Teliani Valley, Tsinandali 2012 by Teliani Valley and Mtsvane 2013 by Schuchmann. Guests enjoyed Georgian wine along with Georgian national food Megruli Khachapuri, (cooked by American Chefs). The event lasted about 3 hours and hosted about 60 guests.
YOUNG AMBASSADOR IN BOSTON, MA
The Young Ambassador of Georgia to the United States attended Harvard National Model United Nations Conference at Marriott Copley Place in Boston, MA, representing Kazakhstan with his colleagues from Washington and Jefferson College. Harvard National Model United Nations (HNMUN) is the largest, oldest, and most prestigious conference of its kind. HNMUN brings over 3,000 students and faculty together from colleges and universities around the world to simulate the activities of the United Nations. One of 150 delegations was a non-governmental organization from Georgia- Youth for Georgia’s Future, consisted of Georgian delegates, who represented Kuwait at the session and also participated in international Exhibition to promote Georgian culture.
Within his stay in Boston, Young Ambassador had several meetings with Georgian delegation, Georgian Students in Boston, Foreign Delegations and the founders of the Georgian Youth Network in the United States. Within his visit in Boston Young Ambassador recruited about ten fellows of Georgia.
Following you can see some pictures of Ioseb Jorjoliani’s visit in Boston.