Georgia: Fasting on Fast Food for Easter

Georgia’s Lent-friendly donuts: chocolate, strawberry, chocolate sprinkled, and apple crumb. (Photo: Giorgi Lomsadze)

Georgians have developed a taste for fast food during the fasting period of Lent. The trend has highlighted a cultural paradox in this South Caucasus state, where Orthodox Christianity forms perhaps the main pillar of national identity. 
 

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Giorgi Lomsadze is a freelance journalist based in Tbilisi. He is a frequent contributor to EurasiaNet.org's Tamada Tales blog.

Georgia: Fasting on Fast Food for Easter

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