Albania

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Albania: Its History & Conflicts

Albania has a long history started with the Illyrians in the Balkan Mountains. They have been invaded by second century Romans, fifth century Bulgar, sixth and seventh century Slavic, in the 14th century Serbs, 1300's Turkish invasion began. During WWII, Albania was occupied by Italy and, Germany after they invaded them in 1943.

National Holidays

  • New Year's (1–2 Jan.)
  • Orthodox and Catholic Easter(Friday–Monday) May Day (1 May)
  • Independence Day (28 Nov.)
  • Catholic Christmas (25–26 Dec.). The most popular holiday is New Year's Eve, On Memorial Day (5 May)
National Anthem

The national anthem of Albania is “Hymn of the Flag.” Adopted in 1912. Lyrics by Aleksandër Stavre Drenova (also known as Asdreni)

Physical and Human Characteristic

They wear western clothing and professional men wear suit and tie. In rural area, they wear traditional outfits daily. Men wear cotton or wool pants and heavy cotton shirts. Women wear a traditional white headscarf. The hair color is a brownish color and brown eyes.

Living Condition

Cities were littered with trash. Many Albanians were forced to live in large and poorly constructed apartments. They have a shortage of water and the electricity will go out in the large cities. The apartments will only have enough room for a family of four or more. There will be a lack of heat in the apartments.

The Relative and Absolute Location

  1. RL Albania is positioned in both the northern and eastern hemispheres and located in the southeastern region of the European Continent.
  2. AL 41.0000 N, 20.0000 E

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By: Danielle, Corbett, and Ra'shard.