Bedoba, a New Year's Tradition in Georgia

This means that Christmas is celebrated on January 7 instead of December 25. Therefore, the New Year is the first big celebration of the holiday season. The festivities begin on December 31, when families and friends host one another in their homes for a "supra," or feast. These feasts continue until Christmas is celebrated on January 7. After that, Georgia celebrates the Old New Year, according to the Julian calendar on January 14, meaning there is a second Bedoba on January 15.

Is this tradition connected to its environment? How?:

The Orthodox religion (and its holidays) are important traditions in Georgia, but so are superstitions and folk beliefs. Bedoba connects these two aspects of Georgian culture.

Zugdidi, Samegrelo Region, Georgia