May 15 is Shota Rustaveli Day - this year marks 854th anniversary of the author of the greatest Georgian epic poem The Knight in the Panther’s Skin.
This day was symbolically established a few years ago, because the exact date of birth of the greatest Georgian poet remains unknown.
Georgians have been learning the poem by heart for centuries and try to live by its values. However, it is difficult to say how good are we at it. One of the oldest and greatest poems in the world is so deep, people still find it hard to fully assimilate themselves with its ideas.
Full poem translated by Lyn Coffin: