November is considered the Festive Month for all Albanians, because it is the month of National Independence Day.
But this November starts great with some important cultural events happening in Tirana. Tirana Photo Festival is the biggest event of photography starting in 1st November and it will last until 7th of November. The event will take place at National History Museum where an exhibition with 100 best photos of Tirana will be shown. Every tourist who have a chance to visit Tirana these days, shouldn’t miss a visit at National History Museum, to have the real feeling of Tirana, a metropolitan city which has it all: the beautiful spaces and streets, the wonderful people and the amazing surrounding nature. A workshop and other events will take place during the exhibition. So a visit of national History Museum in the first week of the November should be on your list.
Tirana International Film Festival is another huge event starting in 2nd November. This is the 16th edition of TIFF, and will last one week and will take place at Millennium Cinema, Experimental Theater, Puppet Theater and Kino Bar. 21 jurors in 7 international juries that will set the Awards for the films in competition.
The BOOK FAIR is the biggest book Fair in Albania. This year it will last from 14-18 November at Palace of Congresses. This fair is the most frequented and the most popular comparing to all the fairs organized in Tirana. It shows the raising interest for books among Albanians of all ages.
17-th of November is historical day for Tirana city, because it is remembered as Tirana Liberation Day (17 Nov 1944). Tirana Municipality organizes some festive activities, putting also flowers at 'Unknown Solder' monument, or at ‘Nene Shqiperi’ statue at Martyrs Cemetery.
28th November is the most important day for all Albanians, where we celebrate the National Day, or Flag Day There are a lot of activities ahead of the day and on the day all over Albania, especially in Tirana and Vlora.
29th of November is also a festive day. It is remembered as a day of Liberation of Albania from Nazi in 1944. But in the latest decade, it is replaced with White Night, which starts from the night of 28 November, where people spend the whole night out- and continue the next day. The galleries and museums are free to visit, and a lot of other surprises are planned every year.
November is ideal time to visit the Tirana city due to the rich cultural life scheduled by all institutions. There are plenty of activities, a possibility to participate in our National festive days, to experience the traditional events and to learn something of Albanian’s history, folk, costumes, culinary etc.
And don’t forget to post your photos of Tirana and take part at our Social Media Contest #TiranaAutumn2018. The competition will end at 30th of November. Everyone has a chance to win. What a month to be in Tirana. The city is waiting for you!