Anticipated and Thrilling: The Abkhazian Graduation Season | Photos

This year, the graduation season in Abkhazia has been a grand spectacle of fashion and celebration, marked by the vibrant styles of the young graduates and their exuberant spirit.

In 2023, the nation witnessed 1777 students marking the completion of their high school journey. Among them, Nicole Kakalia from Sukhum, Arina Melityan from the Bzyb village, Elizaveta Chakmach-oglu, and Valeria Keshchyan from Gagra earned special distinction by graduating with gold medals.

Following tradition, the post-examination period saw a series of spectacular graduation balls. Students and their families meticulously prepared for these events, investing considerable thought and time into selecting their attire to celebrate this milestone. On the day of the celebration, the graduates, flaunting their high school diplomas, turned the Sukhum promenade into a sea of vibrant colours and radiant smiles. Their energy and joy became an enchanting sight for passers-by, with each photo taken being a precious memento of this pivotal moment.

Photos by ©Thomas Taytsuk | Sputnik Abkhazia 

The season of jubilant graduation parties kicks off in Abkhazia.

Graduates and their parents have meticulously prepared for these pivotal celebrations.

Each girl meticulously curated her ensemble, aspiring to make a unique impression on this significant day.

In line with tradition, high school diplomas were bestowed upon students before the celebratory evening.

Beauty salons buzzed with activity, serving eager schoolgirls transforming into elegant debutants.

The boys kept pace with their female classmates, opting for the timeless charm of classic attire.

This year, graduates increasingly opted for cocktail dresses.

Rugged and captivating styles were a popular choice among the boys.

An essential part of Sukhum's graduation festivities is a leisurely stroll and photo session along the picturesque promenade.

Some boys incorporated quirky elements into their outfits, like hats, bow ties, or pocket watches.

Many girls opted for understated elegance in their outfit selection.

The young men, in their suits, emanated a blend of sophistication and style.

Anticipating the momentous day, many girls had their dresses tailored well in advance.

The selection of outfits was a serious affair, with each student seeking to make a unique impression.

Some graduates step into adulthood with a strikingly mature demeanor.

A bow tie became an indispensable part of many a graduate's outfit.

The graduation ball, teeming with elegance and charm, could easily be mistaken for a beauty pageant.

Not just the girls - the young men too made a concerted effort to match the resplendence of their female classmates.

First published on Sputnik Abkhazia.




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