Supra is a traditional Georgian feast and an important part of Georgian social culture. Georgian wine (some of the finest in the world!) flows freely and several to several dozens of courses of food come out throughout the night, followed by dancing. A supra can go until 2 or 3 in the morning!
During the meal, the tamada will propose a toast, and then speak at some length about the topic. The guests raise their glasses, but do not drink. After the tamada has spoken, the toast continues, usually in a counter-clockwise direction (to the right).On a typical supra (happy banquet) with guests, the thematic sequence of toasting progresses approximately in the following fashion:
(1) To our acquaintance and friendship,
(2) to the well-being of the guests, relatives and friends,
(3) to the family of the guests,
(4) to the parents and the older generation,
(5) to the dead and the saints, (wine is poured onto a piece of bread for this toast)
(6) to existing and yet unborn children,
(7) to the women present at the table,
(8) to love,
(9) to the guests’ mothers,
(10) to peace on earth,
(11) to the hostess,
(12) to the Tamada himself.