Culture

Tirana Book Fair 2019 concludes its 22nd edition, Besnik Mustafaj wins Best Author

The Tirana 2019 Book Fair concluded its 22nd edition, awarding the best at writing and translating. Writer Besnik Mustafaj was awarded the best author for 2019 for his novel ‘’Demtuar gjate rruges’’, published by Toena publishing house. The award for the best translator went for Korab Hoxha, for the translation of the poetry and prose of the Russian author Marina ...

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Exhibition opened at the National Museum on 75th anniversary of the Liberation of Albania

Photographs, maps and weaponry from the years of the Anti-Fascist National Liberation War, this bright epoch of the Albanian nation was exhibited today as part of the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of Albania by Nazi-fascist invaders at the National History Museum Director of the National History Museum, Dorian Koci said in his opening speech, that “the invasion of Albania ...

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111th anniversary of the Manastir Congress

On November 14, we commemorate the beginning of the Manastir  Congress. The Monastir Congress was a national convention, which was held in Bitola from November 14 to November 22, 1908. The Monastery Congress is regarded as the most important national assembly in the political and cultural history of the Albanians at the beginning of the 20th century. This congress was ...

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Tirana 2019 Book Fair opened its door to all book enthusiasts at the Palace of Congresses

The Tirana 2019 Book Fair opened its door today to all book enthusiasts at the Palace of Congresses. In its 22nd edition of this year the book fair showcases around 100 book -stalls.  All Albanian speaking areas have joined this great inter-regional activity in Albania. About 200 writers, translators are part of 100 events, which are going to be organized ...

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”The Bride and the Curfew” premieres at the Viennale, 41 years after its realization

Directed by Kristaq Mitro and Ibrahim Mucaj, the movie ‘’The Bride and the Curfew’’ had its international premiere at the Viennale. The film has been cited as one of the major European events and the photo from the film “The Bride and the Curfew” has been selected as the  image of the retrospective for the 80th anniversary of World War ...

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Meta visits the region of Puglia, praises the Arbëresh community

The President of the Republic, Ilir Meta, called on preserving and paying attention to the Arbëresh culture, because according to him, globalization is a serious threat for the cultural minorities of for small and modest peoples. In the framework of his initiative ‘’U’ jam Arbëresh’’, President Meta paid a visit to the Commune of Casalvecchio in the Puglia region. ‘’We ...

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RETRO Albania gathers car enthusiasts at ”Scanderbeg” square

‘’Scanderbeg’’ square has been invaded by a classic collection of old-timers, exhibited for the first time in such a huge space. The ‘retro’’ cars that belong to different car enthusiasts were exposed for the first time for the public, including some of the most important motor vehicles of the Albanian governments in years, notably, the S600 Pullman Mercedez – Benz ...

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”Stone Crown”, an exhibition displaying the strength of Albanian women

Albanian women, able to hold rocks on their shoulders, for years and centuries: worth moving the world and rewrite history, that break the rocks and shape them by turning them into a crown that symbolizes her sacrifice; these are some of the characteristics that we could find on the paintings of  Markel Capo. The exhibition entitled ‘’Crown of Stone’’ brought ...

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Theatre of Gjirokastra, winner of the ”Kadri Roshi” festival

8 professional troupes climbed on the stage of ‘’Zihni Sako’’ theatre in Gjirokastra, for the second edition of the theatre festival ‘’Kadri Roshi’’. The comedy entitled ‘’The Neighbor’’ of Ruzhdi Pulaha and adapted by Milto Kutali won this second edition of the festival. The public showed a large interest for the festival, filling the theatre of Gjirokastra and applauding the ...

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Urban revival program doubled the number of tourists in Gjirokastra

The biggest program of the Albanian government that of the Urban Revival, brought big economic effect in the country. The infrastructural investments that transformed the city centers had the impact in economy and increasing the interest of foreign tourists, especially in cities that have huge potential for cultural tourism. Pm Edi Rama, through a video message for the economic effects ...

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