Toasts are a separate cultural layer in the traditions of the Georgian people. The main toasts of the Georgian feast.
It is believed that more than 300 toasts can be made during large celebrations and feasts in Georgia. The article contains 10 main Georgian toasts, without which no feast can do...
Believers living in Georgia prayed to the Lord God before eating at the table, while they held a bowl in their hands. It was precisely from that time that this tradition gained popularity.
Speaking a toast at the table is presented to Georgians as a small prayer. During the pronunciation of the toast, others hear the sincerity and confidence in the speaker's voice, which distinguishes Georgian toasts from others. Toastmaster is a person who is the head of the feast.
In Georgia, the term "toastmaster" is a unique and inimitable phenomenon in the whole world. The toastmaster has considerable responsibilities: he is fully responsible for making toasts and following all the rules of the meal. It is he who should present in the right light all the values of the family, their traditions, the memory of the dead, paying tribute to the elderly, as well as to all the participants of the meal. Toastmaster must have high intelligence and importance among all participants of the feast.
Ten toasts that must be lit at the time of the meal
- A toast to the Lord God
- A toast to the prosperity of world peace
- A toast to the land in which you were born (Homeland)
- A toast to all relatives, even those who are no longer in this world
- A toast to the dead
- A toast to your child and their planned bright future
- A toast to mother and father
- A toast to all female beings (women)
- A toast to colleagues, acquaintances, friends
- A toast to love feelings