Easter in Albania, it's not something many people know about! Nor was it anything anyone could even mention, let alone celebrate while Albania was a under dictatorship. What a sad, sad thing to be told what religion you had to be and to be punished if anyone suspected you believed in Christ. Even in a country that is 70% Muslim (as my father is) you can now celebrate as you like! Amen to that!
And so today, Easter in Albania!
I'm a proud Albanian American, and I hope todays post will give you a little glimpse into one half of me:) Samantha Dauti Azzarelli
Albanian food, I think, is somewhat of an undiscovered treasure for most of us in the United States! Very similar to greek food, with its focus on fresh ingredients! Look at these beautiful peach shaped albanian cookies, perfect to add to your Easter table! They are gorgeous! A great recipe can be found here http://momwhats4dinner.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Peach-Cookies.jpg
Raki! A good ending to an albanian celebration, or maybe a good beginning! Either way seek this specialty drink out and bring a truly unique albanian drink to your table. An albanian specialty is the mulberry raki. Often made by families in their own homes, raki is a distilled spirit unique to each family.
Have fun incorporating some of these albanian customs into your Easter celebrations!
the gathering garden, gifts inspired by nature