Spring has sprung in Tirana! We invite you to enjoy the blossom of this lovely month in the liveliest capital Tirana. Come and celebrate with Albanians the arrival of Spring on March 14, admire the long walks amid blooming trees in Kavaja Street, be amused by historical attractions, take part on cultural events.
There are plenty things to do in March in Tirana. The sunny days are ahead. Albanians celebrate 4 special days on March: 7 March -Teacher’s Day, 8 March- Mother’s Day, 14 March “Summer Day” and 22 March “Nowruz Day”.
There will be some great events in Tirana. See more here, and dont loose them.
Day of Teachers and Women's Day
7-8 March have always been seen as festive days. Since dhe comunist regime, 7-8 March were two days celebrated widely for all Albanians. The first one, is 7 March, the day of Teachers, related with opening of first Albanian School in Korca. In this day, students went to the houses of their teachers to thank them for their help giving flowers. While now the days is celebrated in schools, and the tradition of giving flowers to teachers continues.
8th March was the Day of Mothers, not Women's Day. It was a day to buy gifts to mothers and grandmothers, and to thank them for raising us. But now has changed. It is celebrated mostly as International Woman Day. Many women celebrate with their colleagues, others protest for better life and opportunities.
For 8th of March, Women's Day there will be some activities, such as conferences and meeting, but also a national March, which will take place at Big Park, Tirana Lake.
There are many other festivals and concerts during the March. In 14th March we celebrate the Summer Day. It is a unique festival for Albania. It was a festive tradition which was isolated only in Elbasan area (see the story here), but the last decade it has been spread all over the country. Now 14th March is a public holiday for all Albanians and is a day when we celebrate the end of winter and the beginning of spring. It is funny that we call it ‘Summer Day” and not Spring Day, since the warm days starts very soon in our country, which have 300 sunny days per year.
14 March is a perfect day to be in Tirana and to get a feeling of Albanian festive traditions, to make new friends and know more about our culinary, our costumes etc.
Big Concert- Maluma
For the first time Tirana will be part of Maluma international artist's tour, World Tour 11:11 March 14, 2020 in Mother Teresa Square, where under the sounds of Latin music we will celebrate Summer Day together.
If you want to know more, see our events here. You will find also the Theatre Shows, exhibitions and many other activities.
The museums and other cultural sites are also open during the March.
Don't forget in the last Sunday of every month, the museums are free.
Contact Visit Tirana if you want a tailored tour in Tirana. We offer cultural tours around the city for half day, 24 hours, 48 hours etc.
Also, we will suggest you the best adventurous tours, and the trendy places to be visited.
One of our special events is the Award Ceremony of #TiranaWinter2020 social media contest, which will be held on the first week of March. We will announce 3 winners of the photo competition which run on Instagram and Facebook from 1 December 2019- 29 February 2020 and will open the new photo contest #TiranaSpring2020 which will run from 1 March- 31 May 2020.