Didgori Valley is an example of Georgian unity, devotion and our patriotism, – Prime Minister of Georgia said at the annual festival of Didgoroba.
The Prime Minister congratulated the population on the Didgoroba festival.
“I congratulate you on our national holiday. It is a symbol of Georgia’s military glory, our unity and our freedom. Centuries ago, an army of Georgians defeated a powerful and countless enemy, this victory went into the history with the name “Miraculous Victory”. Didgori Valley is an example of Georgian unity, devotion and patriotism.
The Georgian Patriarch has recently stated that the Didgori Battle still continue. Yes, Didgori Battle still continues for each citizen of Georgia”, – Prime Minister said.
On August 12, annual public festival Didgoroba is celebrated at Didgori valley, Tetritskharo Municipality. The Battle of Didgori was fought between the armies of the Kingdom of Georgia and the crumbling Great Seljuq Empire at the place of Didgori, 40 km west of Tbilisi, on August 12, 1121. The battle resulted in King David IV of Georgia’s decisive victory over a Seljuk invasion army under Ilghazi and the subsequent reconquest of a Muslim-held Tbilisi, which became the royal capital. The victory at Didgori inaugurated medieval Georgia’s “Golden Age” and is celebrated in the Georgian chronicles as a “miraculous victory”, while modern Georgians continue to remember the event as an annual September festival known as Didgoroba, Day of Didgori.
source: 1TV/ 1tv.ge