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Family Sanctity Day celebrated in Telavi

Telavi: The eight municipalities of the Khaketi region held a joint celebration in Telavi on family sanctity day. Giorgi Aladashvili, the state representative of the Khaketi region, coordinated the event.

On this occasion the clergy also held a prayer in the church named after the Mother of God of Telavi. Giorgi Aladashvili  the state representative of the Kakheti region  attended the chapel rituals with his family, representatives of the legislature, local authorities, and the population.

To mark this historic day  a procession was held from the Church of the Virgin Mary to the Telavi State Theater  where the clergy  government representatives  and other key speakers addressed the gathered population and congratulated them on their participation in the event.

The State representative of the Khaketi region  Giorgi Aladashvili  addressed the participants and stated, “The family is the foundation of any state, and protecting its strength is valuable and important for us. Moreover, from Kakheti, I congratulate everyone on the day of family sanctity!”

 

It is to be specifically mentioned that May 17 is celebrated every year as the day of the sanctity of the family and respect for parents. According to the government’s order this year  the day has been declared a holiday. The day of sanctity of the family and respect for parents was established in 2014 by the initiative of the Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia, Ilia II.

Since then it has been celebrated every year with great pomp and show. The participants attend the event with lighting candles in their hands.   On the other hand, the key speakers stressed that family values should be protected by all of us. They  also urged participants to show respect for each member of the family so that a healthy society can be created as well.

Meanwhile, the social media users also extended their best wishes to each other on this special day and thanked the state representative of the Khaketi region for successfully organizing the event.

Zurab Kvaratskhelia

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