A Tamada is the toastmaster at a Georgian Feast (Supra). At all Supras regardless of size, there is a Tamada (a toastmaster), a person who introduces toasts and leads a table.
Tamada ought to be eloquent, intelligent, smart, sharp−witted and quick−thinking, with a good sense of humour because very often some of the guests might try to compete with him on the toast making.
At the Georgian table a Tamada bridges the gap between past, present and then the future.
A toast can be proposed only by a Tamada and the rest are to develop the idea. Everybody tries to say something more original and emotional than the previous speaker. The whole process grows into a sort of oratory contest.
A Toast to the Toastmaster! By John Whiting 28 July 2009
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