There is one hour left before Christmas. Traditionally, on Christmas Eve, one candle is lit by every window, and it is considered to be a symbol.
This way, the Orthodox living in Georgia express the birth and entry of the Savior into their families and souls.
"There is a tradition on Christmas Eve. Tonight a candle is lit by the window, and thus we call on the All-Holy Virgin, we call on Christ so that she may shine in our homes and not only in our homes but, above all, in our hearts," the clergy explain.
The tradition of lighting candles by the windows has been renewed since 2000, with the blessing of the Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia, His Holiness, and Beatitude Ilia II.
On January 7, the Orthodox world celebrates the Nativity of Christ.