Albania

HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS

New Years Eve In Albania

New Year in Albania is celebrated in its own way. The country celebrates both the English New Year and the traditional New Year (Nowruz). The English New year is celebrated as usual on the 1st of January throughout Albania. Nowruz - 21 of march.

FOR TURIST

Tips in Albania

Usually leave a tip if the service was pleasant and quality. The standard amount is 10 % above the receipt of the invoice. But do not forget that the staff make very little money, and their main income - tip.

SHORT INFORMATION

Money in Albania

1 USD = 110,1 ALL [23.09.2019]

The lek is the official currency of Albania. It is subdivided into 100 qindarka (singular qindarkë), although qindarka are no longer issued.

The lek was introduced as the first Albanian currency in February 1926.

Lek (ALL; symbol Lek). Notes are in denominations of Lek5,000, 1,000, 500, 200 and 100. Coins are in denominations of Lek100, 50, 20, 10 and 5.