Culture

International Operatic Vocal Festival “Marie Kraja” opened its 17th edition

The International Operatic Vocal Festival “Marie Kraja” opened its 17th edition on Friday evening. 15 competitors have brought songs representing their countries. The second night will bring surprises of renowned names of the world opera to complement this year’s class magic. This festival has now become a reference to talents from around the world. An international jury of renown figures ...

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One of the biggest cruise ships anchored in Saranda

The cruise ship ‘’Lirica’’ of the MSC giant, anchored in Saranda, the southern port of Albania. It holds on board nearly 2360 tourists coming from different countries of the world. The tourists were received by the representatives of the Ministry of Tourism and the Municipality of Vlora. Butrinti and the Blue Eye remain the main touristic destination of the daily ...

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Albania and Slovenia to further enhance cooperation in the field of agro-tourism

In the framework of his visit in Slovenia, the minister of tourism and environment, Blendi Klosi, held meetings at the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forests and the Ministry of Environment and Space Planning of Slovenia. Minister Klosi during the meeting he held with the Minister of Agriculture, Aleksandra Grivec, focused at the Slovenian model and experienced in the field ...

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The works for the new stadium expected to finish within June

Prime Minister Edi Rama, along with the president of AFA, Armand Duka inspected the  works for the completion of the new national stadium. They inspected the  details of the project and with the  report about the completion chart of the works of this investment. In this inspection they were also accompanied by specialists and managers of subcontracting firms, who have ...

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Albania and Kosovo to come with a joint cultural calendar

Based on the Declaration of Cooperation and Strategic Partnership between the two governments for the cultural calendar Albania – Kosovo, , this year aims to increase the activities in all fields of art and culture. According to the Minister of Culture of Albania, Elva Margariti, the institutionalization of cultural activities is not intended simply to create a formal framework, but ...

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Elbasan Ethnographic Museum, Recounting the Culture and Tradition of a Town

In the center of the city of Elbasan, very close to Bezrapski Plane tree, there is a 200-year old house, which in 1986 returned into an Ethnographic Museum. From the architectural conception; this dwelling resembles to the Berat and Shkodra houses with veranda (cardak). The building consists of two floors, the first floor having a warehouse used to store farm ...

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Onufri and his “mysteries”

In the 16th century, Berat was one of the important cities of Albanians. Alongside the economic developments in this city, iconographic works were created as frescoes and icons of a high artistic level. This phenomenon is not unusual, but it comes from the past centuries, precisely from the antiquity and the early middle Ages. The first beginnings of this art ...

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Music of Northern Albania

The Northern part of Albania is known for the performance of a variety of epic song. They are mainly about Skanderbeg, a legendary 15th century warrior who led the struggle against the Turks, as well as about the Albanians’ honor, hospitality, besa (promise), bravery etc. The traditions of the Northern part of Albania have passed from generation to generation in ...

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Cakaj-Dimitrov sign the agreement for cooperation in the field of culture

Albania and North Macedonia have committed to intensify the cultural relations between the two countries and promoting the best respective values in the field of art and science. The acting foreign minister of Albanian, Genc Cakaj, during his visit in USA , held a meeting with the foreign minister of North Macedonia , Nikola Dimitrov , in the premises of ...

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City of Shkodra with its own touristic brand

  Sometime soon, Shkodra will have its own touristic brand. The Regional Program for Local Democracy in the Western Balkans funded by the European Union and implemented by the Albanian government and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) is working to finalize the brand of Shkodra municipality, which will be beautiful  surprise on the eve  of the tourist season. This ...

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