What Celebration is Otsoba?

  • Tamaz Kochlamazashvili Ilia State University
Keywords: Otsoba, Religious Festival

Abstract

Otsoba is the name of a publicly celebrated religious festival still extant in Georgian highlands. It coincides with the Annunciation. The article argues that the name of the festival stems from an old Georgian word ‘otseba’ meaning ‘apparition’/‘revelation’ and refers to Archangel Gabriel’s visit to the Virgin
Mary.
How to Cite
KochlamazashviliT. (1). What Celebration is Otsoba?. KADMOS, (5), 248-258. Retrieved from https://kadmos.iliauni.edu.ge/index.php/kadmos/article/view/167
Section
Opinion