Culture

Veliaj: March will be a real holiday month for Tirana residents

March will be a real holiday month for Tirana residents, as well as its many domestic and foreign visitors . In the framework of the 100th anniversary of the capital, the Municipality of Tirana has organized an agenda of activities, spread throughout March. The news was announced by Mayor Erion Veliaj himself, as he shared with many followers on social ...

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President Meta awards Xhevahir Spahiu the order”Gjergj Kastrioti Skanderbeg”

The President of the Republic, Ilir Meta, honored Xhevahir Spahiu on his 75th birthday with the order”Gjergj Kastrioti Skanderbeg” , with the motivation: “The poet, who with his creativity, became a precursor to a generation of creators who brought to Albanian poetry qualitative prominent changes in form and content and dared to give it decent dimensions to the great, civic ...

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Ismail Kadare, honorary president of the National Book and Reading Center

The renowned Albanian  writer Ismail Kadare will be the honorary president of the National Book and Reading Center. The news was announced by the Minister of Culture, Elva Margariti. In a post on social networks, Margarit writes that it was the  director  of NBRC, Alda Bardhyli who proposed this important role to Kadare during a meeting between them in France. ...

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“Skilled hands in Kuwait and Albania”Exhibition opened at the National Museum in Tirana

The National Museum, Tirana, hosts a photo exhibition focusing on women’s handicrafts on the topic “Skilled hands in Kuwait and Albania”, authored by Kuwaiti photographer Ebtisam Nasser Al-Houti, wife of Kuwaiti Ambassador to Albania Fayez Mishari Al-Jassim. According to the author, the main focus of this exhibition is to shed light on the cultural aspect of craft women in both ...

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Tirana, 100 year-old capital of Albania, a decision taken at the Lushnja Congress that changed history

On February 11, 1920 Tirana became the capital of Albania by a decision taken at the Congress of Lushnja, which held its proceedings in January 1920. Tirana is mentioned in Venetian documents in 1418. Records of the first land registrations under the Ottomans in 1431–32 show that Tirana consisted of 60 inhabited areas, with nearly 2,028 houses and 7,300 inhabitants. ...

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International Day of Women and Girls in Science/ President Meta: Qualitative education for gender equality

In the framework of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, President Ilir Meta held a meeting with talented teachers, researchers, scientists, engineers and girls that belong to the science world. Underlining the great importance of engaging girls and women in science, President Meta stated during this event that “the more you study, the more you learn ,the ...

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Tirana celebrates the 100th anniversary of its foundation

The 100th anniversary ceremony of the foundation of the Albanian capital Tirana was held at the Palace of Brigades yesterday, attended by citizens and personalities who have contributed to the benefit of the country and the capital. Mayor Erion Veliaj called for everyone to unite together for the good of the country to move forward, as in  Scanderbeg era, the ...

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Albania represented at BIT Milan International Tourism Fair

Minister of Tourism and Environment ,Blendi Klosi said  that Albanian tourism is being represented in Milan. “In the framework of TREC project“ Albania Travel in Your Own Way ”Integrated Multi-Action Management of Rural and Cultural Tourism in Gjirokastra and Berat, we were represented at the Albania BIT Milan 2020 International Tourism Fair. with the aim of promoting the four territories ...

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Restoration phase of Et’hem Bey Mosque towards completion

The Et’hem Bey Mosque, an important monument of Albanian cultural heritage, will soon regain its hidden splendor. With funding from the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency, Albanian and Turkish specialists are working to restore the mosque’s identity under the supervision of the Institute of Cultural Monuments. Minister of Culture, Elva Margariti, announced  that “after a tireless work by the restoration ...

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Alketa Veisiu part of the Italian prestigious festival Sanremo

Alketa Vejsiu appeared yesterday on the stage of Sanremo, becoming the first Albanian presenter to take part in running such a prestigious festival. Alketa made Sanremo ‘speak’ Albanian. In a conversation with presenter Amadeus she said that Sanremo’s presentation was the highlight of her career and her emotions were overwhelming. ‘If I’m here tonight, on this stage, it’s a thank ...

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