Goodbye Chichilaki

It is traditional to burn the Georgian New Year tree (Chichilaki) after the New Year festivities have ended.

Whilst the Chichilaki is displayed in the house it takes away all worries and problems.

The tall person told me that when it is burned all the worries that it has collected will disappear for good.

I must admit I don’t have any worries so it must have done its job.

This afternoon, we all gathered in the yard to say goodbye to our Chichilaki.

We then had a lovely barbecue!