What to do in February in Tirana

Welcome in Tirana in February, the month of 100 anniversary of Tirana as Capital of Albania. On 11th February 1920 Tirana became the Capital of Albania by a decision of the Congress of Lushnja. This was a historic day for Tirana. 

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The city was changed and riconstructed initially with italian stylish building and today is a mixed old and modern city with all the traces of a century history. To see how the city has changed during these years click here!

Many acitivites are organized this month by Tirana Municipality, with the biggest one in 11th of February, a big concert in Skanderbeg Square. 

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February is called differently the Love Month, because of Valentine Day.  This is the time of early spring when love and romance blossom in the air. This is also the month which signifies the end of winter as life freshly hatches from its slumber. One of the first signs is the fresh exuberance of the mimosa flower, a beautiful and wonderous sight to behold.

This is the time when the days lengthen in Tirana, and so does the enthusiasm in the nightlife. The streets fill with people and the bars are immersed with life. February is a great month to see, first-hand, the culture which is "shqiptar" which is so well preserved in Albania. Enjoy our own of a kind hospitality and culture which has been cemented in centuries of practice.

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February started with some snow in Dajti Mount. Why not take the Cable Car and go to the Mount for only 15 minutes ride. There you can play with snowballs, try a horse ride, have a good lunch with spectacualar view. 

If you are seeking ideas on where to venture while in Tirana, here is a national landmark for you! There are guided tours to old Tirana available at any time during the day. And once you have immersed yourself with the delicious delights and food our country has to offer new attractions await your visit. We are happy to organize them for you. If you want to check our tours, see here!

The most important event of this month is Valentine Day, 14th of February. Valentine day in Albania is become very popular in the last decade. It is a symbolic for many couples not only to express their love to each other through surprises, gifts, but even to plan for that day their most important events, such as engagement or wedding. Everyone is memorizing this day through different romantic activities, a special dinner, a trip somewhere, an unforgettable night in a hotel room, etc.

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On this day hotels and restaurants in Tirana are making plenty of offers for couples adding very innovative ideas to attract the lovers to book their premises. If you want to spend a night in Tirana, to celebrate your love, here are our recommended hotels. If you want a fine restaurant to eat a delicious lunch or dinner in company with your lover, find here our recommended restaurants in Tirana and their packages for St Valentine Day.

And for those who want to explore other things in the city, they have plenty of choices. You can do a walking tour around Tirana, to see the most interesting attractions. Museums are also a nice option if you want to dive into the history of Albanians. For those who are party-lover they can go every night at Blloku area to mingle with people and enjoy fantastic cocktails.

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Besides tours and night life everyone can enjoy the exhibitions and theatrical plays that will be put in stage during this month. You can check all the events happening in Tirana here

End of February is also the end of our Social Competition#TiranaWinter2020. If you have beautiful photos, even from your Valentine day post them in Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, to be the winner. The winner of the first prize will have the opportunity to win a painting by artist Rakip Shabani. The second and third prize winners have the chance to experience, together with a friend, the adrenaline of the electric bikes by LikSad e-Bike.

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