Come and celebrate with us the month of Albanian pride! November is absolutely the most festive month in our country, with Independence Day and Liberation Day, celebrated on 28-29 November. This year we have 107 anniversary of Independence and 75th anniversary of Country's Liberation, which will culminate with White Night concerts everywhere in Tirana. While on November 17 is celebrated the Liberation day for Tirana city. The Mayor of Tirana encouraged every citizen in Tirana to put a flag on the window, to show the pride of being Albanian in this festive month.
November is also called the Month of the Book, since the main yearly event for all book lovers "Book Fair" will be organized in mid November at Palace of Congresses. The evenings may be longer and the days shorter and chillier, but don’t stay at home. November in Tirana is packed with plenty of interesting events and things to do. Let's explore some of them:
Tirana Book Fair is the biggest book Fair in Albania. The fair will take place at Palace of Congresses from 13-17 November. 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.
Tirana Street Food Fair 2019 (14-17 November), Skanderbeg square. Come and enjoy some of delicious food, traditional for albanians.
Ballet on Ice (16 November)-inside the Palace of Congresses turning it into a glittering ice rink for the first time. The St. Petersburg State Troup will perform on November 16, 2019, about fifty professional and ballerina dancers at the World and European Skating and Olympic Competitions have been part of the St. Petersburg Ice Ballet for years.
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.
Meet Russia at the Tirana International Fair, on 23-26 November 2019 at the Palace of Congresses, Tirana. The Russian culture, traditions and the famous alcoholic drink "Vodka" will be presented on this fair.
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.
Photo and paint exhibitions are open during all the month. Also theaters, concerts are planned already and you can see updated in the page of Visit Tirana events.
For people who love dancing, every thursday, at 21:00h, Tango Tirana, the Argentine Tango Community of Albania organises MILONGA.
Don’t forget to post your photos of Tirana and take part at our Social Media Contest #TiranaAutumn2019. The competition will end at 30th of November. What a month to be in Tirana. The city is waiting for you!