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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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
A familiar voice for radio listeners, Julka Gramo is both a successful career woman and a devoted wife and mother of two boys. Here, she shares the places that make her life in Tirana particularly pleasurable. Café My morning coffee prepared by my husband. I apologize to the readers for not being able to share [...]
No detail escapes journalist and translator Genti Minga. A man with particular tastes and preferences, Minga tells us the way to enjoy the good life while staying healthy in the busy capital. Café Teahouse would be more accurate, in my case. My favorite is Café-Museum Komiteti where they offer organic teas, which I have [...]
The international month of love offers a beautiful bouquet of events and activities that make it as sweet and interesting as can be. 2020 is a leap year so make sure to enjoy that extra day this year! Metrosounds Music Fest returns with its second edition, focused on Mediterranean identity and belonging. The festival’s opening [...]