Albanian Alphabet Day Date in the current year: November 22, 2016

Albanian Alphabet Day The Albanians celebrate Albanian Alphabet Day every year on November 22. This is not a public holiday, but it's a very important event for the Albanian nation.

Celebration of Albanian Alphabet Day commemorates the anniversary of the Congress of Manastir, held in the city of Manastir from November 14 to 22, 1908. The goal of this congress was standardizing the Albanian alphabet and eliminating the representation of the language by a combination of six different alphabets and a number of their sub-variants.

The Congress adopted the current Albanian alphabet, consisting of 29 consonants and 7 vowels. 9 letters of the alphabet are digraphs and 2 more are represented with diacritics. The letter W is used only in the borrowed words.

The Congress of Manastir was one of the most important events in the culture of Albania, that is why its anniversary is annually celebrated on November 22. All schools in Albania, Kosovo and Albanian-majority areas in Macedonia organize special lessons to teach children more about the Congress.

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