Culture

Vlora, a city with great cultural touristic opportunities

The tourists during the touristic season have a lot of opportunities to chose from the city of Vlora, including the cultural tourism. In this framework, the minister of culture, Elva Margariti held a meeting with the touristic operators of the coastal city. One of her requests was the promotion of the cultural tourism, because Vlora has a lot of monuments ...

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Solists of Paris Opera perform for Different Trains Festival

Different Trains Festival returned like every spring with a series of concerts in Tirana. In the ‘’Liria’’ auditorium, the solists of the Opera of Paris on the occasion of the French Spring, brought for the public a warm atmosphere in the sound of world classics. They interpreted parts of the famous classical music, through different instruments. Olivier Doise in oboe, ...

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Novrus Day Celebration in Albania

Novruz, the Persian New Year, is one of the many religious festivities celebrated in Albania. If you are wondering why, you should know that this small Balkan country is one of the most tolerant places in the world, so people of different religious can celebrate their holy days in harmony and peace. Celebrated worldwide by Iranians, Nowruz, which literally means ...

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Shyqyri Alushi, a folk songwriter passes away at the age of 84

Shyqyri Alushi, a folk songwriter passed away at the age of 84. Alushi has had a very rich musical career. He has participated in all festivals and concerts organized in Shkodra as well as in all representations of folk music in Shkodra in national folk festivals and in Kosovo. During his career he has participated in several international tours such ...

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A new cobblestone road reconstructed in Berat

‘’Mihal Komneno’’ street is the main entrance and the easiest access that connects the city of Berat with one of the oldest museum quarters. This street was restored lately and makes it easier to access the castle, the symbol of the city of Berat. Pm Edi Rama, accompanied by the minister of Culture, Elva Margariti and the minister of Tourism ...

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Bill on curriculum to include minority language teaching at schools

Children belonging to national minorities in our country will now be taught their own language. The Ministry of Education and Interior have set up a draft that has been issued for public consultation since the beginning of March. The draft decision provides that in the existing educational institutions, where the language of education is Albanian, students belonging to national minorities ...

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Summer Day celebrations engulfed Tirana on Sunday

Summer Day celebrations kicked off today in Tirana at 9.00 am and created a festive atmosphere. The Municipality of Tirana had organized 50 festive activities for children and adults, which lasted throughout the day. The activities were held at Skanderbeg Square, Dëshmorët e Kombit Boulevard, Mother Teresa Square, the former Block and Artificial Lake Park. In addition to the concerts, ...

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Happy Summer Day

14 March is a festive day in Albania, the celebration of the Summer Day. It started to be celebrated massively all over the country only in the last decade, but it dates back in the ancient time in the city of Elbasani.  Now every year on March 14th , Albanians celebrate Summer Day, the country’s largest pagan festival. People celebrate ...

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Delyana Lazarova wins first prize at International Conducting Competition held in Tirana

At the stage of the University of Arts in Tirana, was held the International Conducting Competition, and the Bulgarian conductor, Deliana Lazarova claimed the first prize. The second place was shared by two other conductors, the North Korean Andrew Jon Coi and the Chinese Ji Yujue. All the three finalists competed in front of the jury with their interpretations. Coming ...

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Teacher’s Day in Albania

7th of March, is known as the Teacher’s Day in Albania, and is celebrated in all schools and universities to celebrate this important cultural and historical day. On March 7, 1887 the first school in the Albanian language was established in Korca. This was an important milestone in education in the country which has suffered so much unrest. Albanians opened ...

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