Summer Day 2023 in Albania

Summer Day 2023 in Albania, also as Dita e Verës or Verëza in the local language, is considered as a pagan observance and known to be a Spring festival annually celebrated on 14 March. The celebrations carried out on this day commemorate the rebirth and beauty of nature and end of cold Winters. This day marks the beginning of a new life and rejuvenation of a new spirit in people’s hearts.

When is Summer Day in 2023?


March, 2023


Is Summer Day a Public Holiday in Albania?

Summer Day is a public holiday for the general population according to Holidays 2023. This means, offices, colleges, schools, universities, and several other academic institutions remain closed on this day.

Summer Day in Albania Celebrations

Celebrations on Summer Day in Albania are carried out in the city of Elbasan, Central Albania. Delicious feasts are prepared on this day, and people gorge on lip-smacking dishes, desserts and Spring delicacies. A homemade cookie called “Ballokume” is famously produced on this day in this city. Major public events such as sports activities, leisure activities, exhibitions, festivals, fairs, street parties, handicrafts exhibitions, art fairs, cooking demonstrations and much more are organized by several Non-Profit Organizations, Businesses, Schools, Academic Institutions etc. on this day in several centres, halls, boulevards of Albania.

Summer Day Observances

Year Weekday Date Name Holiday Type
2019 Thu 14 March Summer Day National Holiday
2020 Sat 14 March Summer Day National Holiday
2021 Sun 14 March Summer Day National Holiday
2022 Mon 14 March Summer Day National Holiday
2023 Tue 14 March Summer Day National Holiday
2024 Thu 14 March Summer Day National Holiday
2025 Fri 14 March Summer Day National Holiday

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Quick Facts

This year: Tue, 14 March 2023
Next year: Thu, 14 March 2024
Last year: Mon, 14 March 2022
Type: National Holiday