Agenda.ge | Tbilisi,Georgia
Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili and Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili have wished a happy Passover to Georgia’s Jewish community and all those celebrating the holiday.
Kvirikashvili said Passover is a symbol of freedom for Jewish people from all over the world.
“I join in the joy and happiness of our Jewish citizens and wish freedom, welfare and peace for their families”.
Margvelashvili stressed the symbolic importance of the holiday and said that this holiday is an important day for all nations who appreciate freedom.
“Together with citizens of my country, I’m wholeheartedly joining in your celebration”, he said.
Passover is a major Jewish holiday that commemorates the liberation of Jews from slavery and the exodus from ancient Egypt. It began at sundown Monday and ends next Tuesday, April 18.
Georgian Jews are one of the oldest communities in Georgia, tracing their migration into the country back to the Babylonian exile and expulsion in the 6th century BCE.
The 2600-year-long history of the Georgian Jews is notable for its lack of anti-semitic events and a visible assimilation of the Jews of the country into the Georgian language and culture.