Albania’s National Day celebrates Albania’s independence from the Ottoman Empire on November 28th.
|January 1st – January 2nd||New Year’s Day|
|March 14th||Summer Day|
|March 27th – March 28th||Catholic Easter|
|May 1st – May 2nd||Orthodox Easter|
|May 1st||May Day|
|July 5th||Eid al-Fitr|
|September 5th||Mother Teresa Day|
|September 12th||Eid al-Adha|
|November 28th||Flag Day|
|November 29th||Liberation Day|
|December 8th||National Youth Day|
|December 25th||Christmas Day|
Albania’s Admission into the U.N.
December 14, 1955
Albania’s National Anthem:
Himni i Flamurit
Around our flag we stand united,
With one wish and one intention.
A sacred oath upon it we accord,
Faith for our pardon we blazon.
𝄆 From battle only he abstaineth,
For who is born a traitor.
He who a true man frighten’d not,
But to the cause dieth a warrior. 𝄇[b]
With weapons in our hands aflash’d,
Our fatherland we shall defend.
Our sacred rights we shall cede not,
On our land the foe hath a place not.
𝄆 For God himself proclaim’d:
Nations of earth shall abate,
And yet Albania will live and succeed.
For thee, for thee we fight. 𝄇
O Banner, banner, thou symbol hallow’d
Upon thee we now swear.
For Albania, our dear fatherland,
For thy glory and honour.
𝄆 Brave man nam’d and honour’d,
The one who died for the fatherland.
Forever shall he be remember’d
On earth and under as a saint! 𝄇