The festival celebrates Tushetian cultural heritage and is traditionally opened with horse racing. A flag and a sheep is awarded to the winner.

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Traditionally, a horse race opens the event, and the winner gets a flag, and a sheep – locals are the best sheep breeders in the country. Held in the region of Tusheti, the festival celebrates the region’s cultural heritage. The region is a UNESCO World Heritage site distinguished by medieval towers, untouched villages and gorgeous landscapes. One of the best reasons to come to Tushetoba is to see how locals make the original Khinkali, the famous Georgian meat dumpling. And you might even want to try to make it yourself.