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Georgian calendar (Georgian: ქართული კალენდარი) refers to an ancient or a modern calendar of Georgia.

Though Georgia now uses the modern Gregorian calendar, the old names for the months are still used.

Old month names[edit]

Month Georgian Month Name Transliteration Meaning
January აპნისი Ap'nisi
February სურწყუნისი Surts'q'unisi
March მირკანი Mirk'ani
April იგრიკა Igrik'a
May ვარდობისთვე Vardobistve Month of Roses
June თიბათვე Tibatve Month of Mowing
July მკათათვე Mk'atatve Month of Reaping
August მარიამობისთვე Mariamobistve Month of Virgin Mary
September ახალწლისა ენკენისთვე Akhalts'lisa Enk'enistve Month of New Year[*]
October ღვინობისთვე Ghvinobistve Month of Wine
November გიორგობისთვე Giorgobistve Month of Saint George
December ქრისტეშობისთვე Krist'eshobistve Month of Christmas

^* New Year in ancient Georgia started from September.

Modern month names[edit]

Month Georgian Month Name Transliteration
January იანვარი Ianvari
February თებერვალი Tebervali
March მარტი Mart'i
April აპრილი Ap'rili
May მაისი Maisi
June ივნისი Ivnisi
July ივლისი Ivlisi
August აგვისტო Agvist'o
September სექტემბერი Sekt'emberi
October ოქტომბერი Okt'omberi
November ნოემბერი Noemberi
December დეკემბერი Dek'emberi

See also[edit]


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