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May 6, 2017
The Day of Flowers in Shkodra

In Shkodra “The Day of Flowers” is celebrated on the 6th of May each year, and the city fills up with activities inviting people into the streets to enjoy the coming of spring.  The town is well known for its yards full of flowers and its inhabitants are proud of it. There are about 150 songs that make the hymn about the beauty of blossoming flowers (snowflower, gillyflower) and especially the flower of May.

This year the day was marked with activities for children, a parade of flowers, artisanal and flower fairs, and to end the day a concert in the principal square of the city, organised by the Municipality of Shkodra and local community organisations.

Regional Administration of Protected Areas (RAPA) in Shkodra, supported by the NaturAL project, greeted the public at its stand in the pedestrian zone of the town. The rangers used this opportunity to reach out to the community and to promote the “unknown treasures” of endemic plant species that surround the area. Protected Areas are the main shelter of prolonged existence of these endemic species, which are a common pride for the region. 

To view photos from the Day of Flowers in Shkodra go to Gallery

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