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The days with (r) are subject to change depending on the religious/moon calendar.
January 1 and 2 – New Year’s Day
March 14 – Summer Day
March   – Nevruz Day (r)
April  – Catholic Easter (r)
April  – Orthodox Easter (r)
May 1 – Labor Day
September – End of Ramadan (r)
October 19 – Mother Teresa Beatification Day
November – Feast of Sacrifice(r)
November 28 – Independence Day
November 29 – Liberation Day
December 8 – National Youth Day
December 25 – Christmas Day
*Please note that before 2010 if the bank holiday was a Saturday or Sunday, the following Monday was …

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The citizens of the following countries do not need a visa to enter Albania. The citizens from the countries marked with ‘*’ , can enter Albania even with a valid ID card (no passport required).
All the foreigners who have a valid multi – entry Schengen visa, type “C” or “D”, or a valid residence permit in one of the Schengen member states, can enter, stay and transit Albania without visa, within the validity term of the visa or the residence permit.
The other visitors, please check the page of Ministry of Foreign …

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Albania is a safe place for visitors. Its hospitality traditions mean that foreigners or guests are treated with high respect; almost all Albanians would be ready to help if you are lost or in trouble.
The greatest risk most people in Albania face is driving, where traffic accidents are frequent because of uncareful drivers.
If you need a medical emergency, the fastest way to get to the hospital is by getting a taxi and saying to the driver ‘Tek Urgjenca’ (read it as : ‘Tek Urgentza’) meaning ‘To the medical emergency’. You …

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Albania flag on a balloon

Albania is located in southeastern Europe, in the western part of the Balkan Peninsula. Lying along the Adriatic and Ionian Sea, it shares frontiers with Greece in the south-east, Montenegro in the north, Kosovo in the northeast and the Republic of Macedonia in the east. The narrow coastal plain that spread over most of the country gives rise to mountains that are as much as 2,400 meters high. Albania is one of the smallest as well as the poorest countries of Europe. However, it is slowly making the transition to …

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Ksamil, Albania

Albania has a high number of climatic regions considering its area, nevertheless the weather is mainly sunny with an average of 300 days of sun per year:
On the coastline the climate of Albania is Mediterranean with hot summers and mild winters. In these regions the average temperature in the winter is 8°C whereas in the summer 25°C. The summers are dry, nearly 90 percent of the rain falls in the winter with higher levels in the north.
In the inland(up to 900 mesters asl) the climate is moderate continental. The …