The colder month of the year is here. January 2019 starts with very low temperatures in Tirana and all over Albania. It expected to have some snow in Tirana during the month. But for sure there is always snow in Dajti Mountain. So, you can find a moment to have a ride with Cable Car and to experience a fantastic adventure to the nearest mount of Tirana. It will take only 30 minutes and you will find yourself in the place you want.
Tirana is very quiet this month. There are smaller crowds in the streets, therefore walking is a good choice. The city is decorated until 7 of January, so you can still feel some sparkles of Christmas.
In this month people usually enjoy having a hot coffee, chocolate or any hot drink, and of course a good lunch or dinner in a very warm place, possibly closer to the fireplace. The bars and restaurants are fully booked.
For those who want to experience more from Tirana here are some festive days and events
In 6th of January, the Epiphany day is celebrated by Orthodox and Catholic believers. It is mostly celebrated in south of Albania where a wooden cross is thrown by a priest into the sea, river or lake and young men race to retrieve it. According to the rite, the first man who gets the cross is blessed and will have a vintage year. While many Orthodox Christians annually celebrate Christmas day on January 7 to remember Jesus Christ’s birth, described in the Christian Bible. This date works to the Julian calendar.
For art lovers don’t forget to visit the exhibition of Marc Chagall which is open until 12 January at COD Center, at the Library of Government office. At Kalo Gallery the exhibition of contemporary art “Convergence” is open until 31 January. Don't miss the exhibition of Flaka Haliti at the National Gallery of Arts before it ends on January 7, 2019. While there is often new exhibitions in the hall of National History Museum. The cinema is always an option to spend some hours in these cold days.
Don’t forget to contact VisitTirana for organizing tailored tours outside the city, in the nature destinations, or villages, but also other tours in the city
During your stay in Tirana you are always invited to post your photos in our social media contests. #TiranaWinter2019 is open and will end in 28 February. You have a chance to be a winner.