Top 10 Events Not to Miss in March - Into Albania

Top 10 Events Not to Miss in March

From two of the most celebrated days of the year in Albania – International Women’s Day and Summer Day – to concerts and fairs, this month is spring in full throttle!

Say adieu to the cold months as the warms seasons officially begin with the most anticipated month of the year! March heralds the beginning of spring with the equinox on the 20th. But, there are plenty of things to look forward to before and after. Read below for our suggestions on what not to miss this month.

1. HoReCa Expo 2020, Horeca Albania, Tirana, March 4th-6th

Horeca organizes one of the most important fairs in Albania for the seventh year in a row. Some of the events that are part of this expo are the GastroAlb national competition, with the jury from Word Chef, PackTech technology expo and more. Start the month with this fun and rewarding event!

2. Francophone Women’s Forum “Art and Engagement,” Faculty of Foreign Languages, Tirana, March 6th

March is referred to as “women’s month” is Albania, due to the long-standing tradition of celebrating both March 7th and 8th. This year, women can begin celebrating a day early with this fascinating forum which, in its fourth edition, talks about “Art and Engagement.” Women’s status in Albanian society will also be a topic of discussion. Join in!

3. “The Sun and the Moon Mother” Concert, Tirana Amphitheater, March 7th

The week ends in style with a performance by the children of the National Culture Center. This concert is meant to celebrate women, mothers and teachers so it is only natural that it calls for the sweet voices of these talented children. Enjoy!

4. Alban Skënderaj Concert, Folie Tarrace, Tirana, March 7th

On the same day, one of the most popular Albanian singers, Alban Skënderaj will perform at one of the hottest nightclubs of the capital. This is your chance to hear a great selection of his countless hits.

5. “Tek Frankët” Book Presentation by author Luan Rama, Faculty of Mathematical Engineering and Physics, Tirana, March 11th

Former ambassador and well-known writer Luan Rama will promote his new book, the title of which translates to “By the French.” The book chronicles Albanian emigration in France from the 20th century to the present. Rama will speak of the contribution and impact Albanian emigration has had on his adopted country.

6. AgroTech 2020 (3rd Edition), ExpoCity, Tirana, March 13th-14th

Another international fair, that of agrobusiness and agrotechnology, is taking place in the second week of March. The fair provides a communication platform for all the various actors of agrobusiness, whether national, regional or international. Plus, it is a great way of discovering all kinds of new products and technologies.

 7. Summer Day, all major cities, March 14th  

Otherwise known as Summer Day (a misnomer!) this pagan holiday actually celebrates the arrival of spring.  Most, if not, all of Albania’s major cities organize a celebration in their main squares. Elbasan is considered tops in terms of Summer Day festivities but, this year, Tirana has got something extra-special planned. Read on.


Ballokume, the symbol of the Summer Festival in Elbasan, Source:

 8. Maluma 11:11 World Tour, Mother Teresa Square, Tirana, March 14th

The world-famous Columbian singer from Medellin, will visit Albania for the very first time. This special performance is part of his greater Maluma 11:11 World Tour. Maluma, one of the hottest Latin performers, has sung with Madonna and Shakira, among other pop music icons. It might be a bit chilly out but it is bound to get hot!

 9. “La Boheme,” Palace of Congresses, March 13th, 15th and 16th

A change of pace kicks in mid-month with one of the most famous operas of all time. Opera aficionados should definitely not miss the staging of La Boheme by the National Theatre of Opera and Ballet. Set in the famous stage of the Palace of Congresses, the audience will have a chance to see a fresh rendition of Giacomo Puccini’s masterpiece.

 10. Music Season 2020, Cremona Quartet, Lyceum of Art, Tirana, March 24th

2020 signals the 250th birthday of arguably the greatest composer of all time Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). To celebrate this important day in the history of music, the Cremona Quartet will perform some of the grand virtuoso’s major musical pieces. Not to miss!

By: IntoAlbania

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