The Megruli Alilo comes from the Republic of Georgia. Like many Georgian songs, it’s beautiful and boisterous! It starts with a single voice, joyfully singing Hallelujiah (Alilo) and inviting everyone to join in. As VP sings it, the translation is:
- December 25, on Christmas, Christ was born.
- Let us rejoice in the new year; with God, you have been brought rest.
- Rejoice on the day of Christ’s birth; we are evangelists of Christ’s birth.
Photo: By Paata Vardanashvili from Tbilisi, Georgia (Alilo) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons