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Isa Boletini, the fearless hero of Albania

Isa Boletini is one of the relentless fighters of the Independence period.
History has given full praise to his figure. He connected his life and that of his family with the fate of the homeland, the love, and loyalty to which he expressed with the words: "I am good when Albania is good".

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Marigo Posio, the mother of the flag

Marigo Posio, the mother of the flag

The official Albanian version recognizes Marigo Posion as the embroiderer of the flag raised on the day of the declaration of Independence. For this, she was called the "mother of the flag". But Marigo Posio did much more than that.

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The Founding Father of Albania

The Founding Father of Albania

Ismail Qemali was an Albanian diplomat, politician, statesman and the Founding Father of modern Albania. The principal author of the Declaration of Independence, he subsequently served as the first Prime and Foreign Minister of Albania during the period from 1912 to 1914.

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Skanderbeg's Visit To Rome

Skanderbeg's Visit To Rome

A very important event that Europe "forgets" to mention and that we want to bring to your attention, happened 555 years ago. If you dig into various online articles it is said that Skanderbeg went to Rome in the years 1466-1467 but not much is said about why he went there.

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The Albanian Che Guevara!

The Albanian Che Guevara!

Çerçiz Topulli was an Albanian guerrilla war leader that fought all 3 of our enemies: Turks, Greeks, and Serbs. He was born in 1880 in Gjirokastra in a patriotic family of 14 kids. Him and his older brother Bajo fought hard for Albanian independence, but Bajo was more political whereas Çerçiz was more into war.

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Teuta, the most powerful Queen of antiquity

Teuta, the most powerful Queen of antiquity

The Illyrian queen Teuta is one of the most extraordinary figures of Illyrian antiquity and of our Albanian heritage. With her intelligence, courage, and abilities to govern, she managed to strengthen her position in the Mediterranean region and became one of the most serious rivals of the Roman Empire. 

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The Lion we know little of

The Lion we know little of

In the middle of Janina's lake stands still an amazing castle of which you may know little. Inside it are buried close to each-other a couple: Emine and the headless body of Ali Pashë Tepelena

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Our inspiration for Çameria T-shirt

The Story of the Çam Dance

This story will appear as one of those Arab fairytales where the main character saves his own life by just doing what he loves the most: dancing. Even though this may appear as a fairytale is indeed a true story, a true Albanian story coming from the Çam community.

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A celebration only Albanians have

A celebration only Albanians have

Did you know that only Albanians celebrate the 14th of March or the so called Summer Day?

This is a pagan celebration that is still celebrated throughout Albania. It has its  roots in Snake and Sun Cults of the Illyrians. Albanian writers such as Naim Frashëri and Faik Konica have both written stories of its origin.

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15 Facts about Gjergj Kastrioti Skënderbeu

15 Facts about Gjergj Kastrioti Skënderbeu

If you visit Tirana you will find that the main square where a beautiful proud man-on-the-horse-statue stands is called “Sheshi Skënderbej” after Gjergj Kastriot Skënderbeu or differently known as Skanderbeg.

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