LEGENDARY HERO OF KOSOVA- by an American in Albania

LEGENDARY HERO OF KOSOVA- by an American in Albania

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 Albania. 

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May 03, 2021
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 situation in Balkans was at that time. 

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May 03, 2021
50 Rare Facts for Albanians Founding Father

50 Rare Facts for Albanians 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 deliberately removed that information. The dictator did the same with all the descendants of the Vloraj family, exiling them and erasing them from history. Below we are bringing 50 rare pieces of information on the father of the Albanian nation.

 

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May 03, 2021
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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May 03, 2021
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, the love, and loyalty to which he expressed with the words: "I am good when Albania is good".

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May 03, 2021
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, coming of warm weather and return to plenty after the hard times of winter in the mountains.

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March 12, 2021
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 become the symbol of freedom and a figure of pride for all Albanians.  His courage, his loyalty, and his love for the motherland became the cornerstone of Kosovo’s independence, which was to come.

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March 07, 2021
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 translation.

 

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February 01, 2021
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 of this Albanian highlander.

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January 30, 2021
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 not stop evolving. He has received a host of literary awards throughout his life that only recently (2020) the Neudstadt International Prize for Literature for his work "Broken April".

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January 28, 2021
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 all that and more. This is the least we could do for her after all she's done for the whole world. 

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January 25, 2021
The extraordinary history of the “Eagle of Epirus”

The extraordinary history of the “Eagle of Epirus”

If you are 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 generals of all time.

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January 24, 2021