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 whose name graces the building: Sabiha Kasimati.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".