Georgian president sings decree declaring Novruz national holiday
Georgia, Tbilisi, March 25 / Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /
Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili signed a decree declaring March 21 a day off in honor of the Novruz holiday, the presidential administration told Trend .
The president promised to declare Novruz a national holiday March 21 when he attended the Novruz festivities in Marneuli, which is densely populated with Azerbaijanis.
About half a million Azerbaijani Muslims and several thousand Georgian Muslims in the Ajaria region live in Georgia.