Culture

What were the Albanian driving licenses like in 1925?

In 1925 Albania adopted a detailed regulation on how to issue licenses, how to obtain a vehicle license, the fees to be paid and the penalties faced by those who violated traffic rules. According to the regulation, all motor-powered carts operating on roads in public places had to be under the control of the competent government authorities. Anyone wishing to ...

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International cartoon biennale held in Pogradec

The international biennale of cartoon ‘’Balkan Smiles’’ was officially opened in the city of Pogradec. The activity has been organized by the Albanian Excellence with the support of the Municipality of Pogradec. This year’s biennale puts Albania for the first time in the map of international caricature. There were at least 150 cartoons from 50 different countries and 30 caricatures ...

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Mobile Museum on Tirana 100 year old capital

In the framework of “Tirana 100 year old capital”, “Skënderbej” Square was transformed yesterday into an open museum, part of the Mobile Museum initiative, which aims to promote tourism, culture and traditions of Albanian-speaking cities, already united in the Union of Albanian Municipalities in the Region. This initiative, which aims to promote intercity tourism, includes the cities of Prizren, Gjakova, ...

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Comedy Festival”Kokofest”is being held in Korca

Kokofest is being held in Korça . The theater of this city brought together 6 of the best troupes of all-Albanian theaters, and the week of the Comedy Festival kicked off on Sunday. Korça theater troupe performed the comedy “After death”on the first night, followed by Tirana theater with the comedy “I can’t hear, I can’t see, I can’t speak”, ...

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Well-known Albanian artist Ermonela Jaho, brings the album with 14 operatic arias “Anima rara”

Well-known Albanian artist Ermonela Jaho, brings the album with 14 operatic arias “Anima rara”. She tells the reasons why in this recital album she has selected the role of Violetta, in “La traviata”, who has sung about 300 times in the most prestigious stages in the world. Jaho did not give up classical music even during the pandemic. She is ...

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Vlora with a new museum of the Jews

The history of the protection and salvation of the Jews in Albania is an amazing history and this is the time to set up the museum of the history of the Jews in Albania. They were a persecuted people who found protection in Albania. This museum will also come to show an early history of coexistence between the two peoples. ...

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“Myzeqe Double Dance” of men, a tradition transmitted from generation to generation

When we talk about Myzeqe we mean not only the wide and very fertile fields, which carry the weight of a good part of our economy, but also the tradition, the song, the music, and especially the dance. Residents living in Myzeqe are called wise, loving and very funny people, and this is best seen in their folklore. One of ...

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The Church of the Monastery of St. Kolli, a history intertwined with the beauties of landscape and cult

The Church of the Monastery of St. Kolli (Mesopotamia) in the south of the country, a cultural monument of the first category, has long been added to the itinerary of “Roads of Faith” and the list of religious tourism, where local and foreign tourists have the opportunity to get acquainted with history intertwined with the beauties of landscape and cult. ...

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Arbëresh language becomes official in Abruzzo

The Abruzzo regional council voted this Wednesday to recognize Arberesh as the official language of minorities in this region of Italy. President Meta, through a post on Facebook, said that he expresses his gratitude to the mayor of Arbëresh, Villa Badessa, Simone Ballozo, who encouraged and supported the concretization of this very important decision. Meta further stressed that it is ...

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INSTAT: The second quarter of 2020 with 45 online shows, cultural heritage with 11,081 visitors

The situation created by Covid-19 has influenced, among other things, the art and culture, the cultural life of the society as well as the promotion of cultural diversity. As a result, due to restrictions on preventing the spread of the pandemic, cultural activity in art and culture institutions has been suspended and visits to cultural heritage sites have been allowed ...

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