August 28 marks one of the greatest holidays in Georgia. Mariamoba, known as the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, is celebrated as a religious holiday in Georgia. This day commemorates the assumption of the Blessed Virgin into heaven. All churches throughout Georgia hold special ceremonies and religious services in retaliation to this day.
Mariamoba is a public holiday in Georgia. On this day, thousands of Georgians go to the churches to light candles and pray. This time of the year all Georgians visit their friends and family to celebrate the holiday together.