Tbilisi Lights Up Main Sites in National Colors to Mark Independence Day

TBILISI - Georgia’s capital city Tbilisi on Thursday lit up its most iconic monuments - including the Peace Bridge and TV Tower- in the red and white colors of the national flag to celebrate the small South Caucasus nation's independence day from the Soviet Union.

May 26 marks the day when Georgia's first nationalist President Zviad Gamsakhurdia declared the country independent from the Soviet Union in 1991.

The holiday is celebrating throughout the country with various military parades, fireworks, concerts, fairs, political speeches and ceremonies that showcase Georgia's history and culture.

The Peace Bridge, Tbilisi.

26 May 2016 12:29