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There is no border here and there ... There are only Albanians with a date as a clear identification sign: November 28

There is no border here and there ... There are only Albanians with a date as a

Erion Veliaj:

Dear fellow citizen of Tirana, Today, it would be good to be in the square, celebrating with music, cheers, fireworks, knocking on glasses and especially hugs. But it does not. Then, I come to you, to everyone, with this gift flag. That we should celebrate in the end, that we need to celebrate. Today, even more so. It is the holiday of the Albanians, perhaps one of the rare moments when division does not exist; there are no left or right, no Tosks and Ghegs, no children and adults, no here and there on the border ... There are only Albanians with a date as a clear identification sign:

NOVEMBER 28! On this November 28, I tell you with all my heart that no matter how unusual the time we are going through, it is worth thinking about the light that always brings morning after dark night. Unable to embrace in the square, I am knocking on your door, as the old man says: when you share with others, the joy multiplies and the sorrows are shared. And these worries that we are carrying have a heavy weight if we are alone. A year ago, we had to cancel Independence Day. We had prepared it, but the fatality of the earthquake gave us an unimaginable blow that followed with an even greater challenge after it, saving lives and rebuilding.

On this November 28, there is still no holiday. We cannot gather in the square to remember the founders of our state, always trying to save Albania and the Albanians from disintegration or loss. We can not get together, even though it is a basic day for our existence. But life is like this: Fate and us, opposite, in a duel. Therefore, today and forever, let us be united, because I know that an Albanian can do a lot for himself, but when there are two, just like our two-headed eagle in the flag, they can do even more for Albania.

It is enough to see every day for a minute how this flag flies, to continue to teach us unity and how to move forward in the transformation of Tirana. We neither can nor want to avoid challenges. For more than a year the work we have had and done, hardly imagined. We have done a lot of work, we have a lot ahead, still. That challenges are measured by the ability to step on them and submit to them. I want to wish you all a happy holiday, to give you this flag and to invite you to decorate your balconies and the streets of Tirana with flags!

Kjo është letra e kryebashkiakut të Tiranës Erion Veliaj për qytetarët me rastin e festave të Nëntorit. Ai sjell në vëmendje situatën aktuale me koronavirusin dhe mesazhin se 28 Nëntori, dita e Pavarësisë së Shqipërisë: Nuk ka ndasi, s’ka të majtë e të djathtë, s’ka toskë e gegë, s’ka të vegjël e të rritur, s’ka këndej e andej kufirit...Ka vetëm shqiptarë me një datë si shenjë të qartë identifikuese.

Veliaj i pranishëm sot në ceremoninë edhe në Tiranë, tha se 28 Nëntori na gjen në një kohë të pafat, por festë nuk pati as vitin e kaluar nga tërmeti: Por ne shqiptarët kemi ditur të qëndrojmë gjithmonë të bashkuar, thotë ai.

There is no border here and there ... There are only Albanians with a date as a

There is no border here and there ... There are only Albanians with a date as a

Veliaj

This November 28th finds us in an unfortunate time, even last year from the earthquake we could not get fat but as it seems so life has a duel always in the face of fate, fighting without wavering. We Albanians have always known to be united, this has been our strongest weapon.