Did you know about this crazy Albanian tradition?

Did you know about this crazy Albanian tradition?

Do you know that once in Albania, but not only, the ability to steal was highly valued? It was not seen as a dishonest job. Only the theft of "small stuff" was despised. In the continuation of thi...
The secret of the Albanian survival

The secret of the Albanian survival

Many foreigners ask: "-How is it possible that Albania was under the Ottoman Empire for 5 centuries and managed to survive again, even though fragmented, after such a long time under it?!" Continu...
Founders of the first Albanian government

An incredible prophecy of the 15th century

Until 1912, there was an extraordinary legend in the Albanian lands that Eqrem Bey Vlora, nephew of the founding father of the Albanian state, brought back in one of his books. More precisely, a l...
Elements of Illyrian heritage to today's Albanians

Elements of Illyrian heritage to today's Albanians

Illyrians are considered to be one of the most ancient people of Europe, who left behind an incredible inheritance, both material and cultural. They were not Greeks, nor Romans, but rather took pr...
THE LIFE AND TIMES OF GJERGJ ARIANITI

THE LIFE AND TIMES OF GJERGJ ARIANITI

The great Albanian nobleman Gjergj Arianiti, father of Gjergj Kastrioti Skanderbeg’s wife Donika, was a hero and powerful warrior against the Ottomans in his own right. He was the eldest of three ...
Brave Albanian Women

Brave Albanian Women

The story of Albania is full of brave Sons of Eagles, but there are also many Daughters who have sacrificed everything for their country and people. In particular, there are some amazing tales fro...
Sabiha Kasimati- the brilliant Albanian scientist

Sabiha Kasimati- the brilliant Albanian scientist

The first thing that greets you upon entering Albania’s National Museum of Natural Science in Tiranë is not a display on animals, but one centered on the life of the inspirational Albanian woman wh...
The ultimate GOAT

The ultimate GOAT

This is not a fairytale, nor a Games of Thrones script. This is the real history of Gergj Kastriot Skanderbeg, the most epic hero who ever lived, the ultimate GOAT. Read more...
Legendary Hero of Kosova

Legendary Hero of Kosova

A highly compressed article written over the course of 9 months about Isa Boletini, a chieftain from Kosova (Albania) by the passionate Mike Joseph, an American that currently lives and works in Al...
Albanians: From leaders to deportees!

Albanians: From leaders to deportees!

This story of how the Albanians in the XIX century went from rulers of Greek lands to deportees will teach you many lessons about politics, diplomacy, the way Ottoman Empire operated and how the si...
50 Rare Facts on Albania's Founding Father

50 Rare Facts on Albania's Founding Father

It is said that Ismail Qemali was born on October 16, but in history textbooks, his birthday is known as January 24, precisely because his birthday coincided with that of Enver Hoxha and the latter...
Teuta, The Most Powerful Queen of Antiquity

Teuta, The Most Powerful Queen of Antiquity

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...
A photo from the museum of Isa Boletini

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, t...
Some interesting facts about the Summer Day in Albania

Some interesting facts about the Summer Day in Albania

March 14 (or in Shqip “14 Mar”) is Dita e Verës -Day of Summer- a traditional Albanian celebration dating back to the Illyrians. It is a day of feasting with family, welcoming the lengthening days,...
Adem Jashari, the legendary

Adem Jashari, the legendary

If there is in Albanian history a hero, whose legacy can be compared with Gjergj Kastriot Skanderbeg, without a doubt that person is Adem Jashari. The legendary commander of Kosovo Liberty Army has...
The origin of Albanian months' names

The origin of Albanian months' names

In Albanian, there are two versions of month names, translated from Latin, or an archaic Albanian version. In modern Albanian, some months kept the Albanian name, while others took the Latin transl...
The bride of the mountains

The bride of the mountains

If in every corner of the word bride reminds you of a fragile, flourishing, and beautiful creature, in the rugged Albanian mountains it has a different meaning. Follow the deeply inspiring story o...
Ismail Kadare: Articulating Albanian Identity

Ismail Kadare: Articulating Albanian Identity

Ismail Kadare, winner of a series of prestigious international awards celebrates his 85th birthday today. His literary creativity began in 1957, when he was just a high school student, and then did...
A Mother Teresa collection?

A Mother Teresa collection?

We at SHQIPFUL created a joyful Mother Teresa design. We believe in the power of love, friendship, compassion and kindness, traits that the Albanian nation holds true to this day. Mother Teresa has...
The “Eagle of Epirus”

The “Eagle of Epirus”

If you're a history fan with a love for antiquity, then you probably have heard of King Pyrrhus. Nicknamed "The Eagle", he is remembered as one of the most epic and legendary kings and war general...
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 Ma...
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...
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 old...
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.  R...
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 indee...
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...
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 ...