His family will also buy a cake and celebrate our girls birthdays even when we are not there with them, other than that i would say his family celebrate new years more than anything xx My husband didn't have much growing up and said it wasn't a cultural thing to celebrate birthdays...20 or 30 years ago.Now, it's common for children to have a birthday cake.We don't teach them or in general speak them about religious topics.And one last thing, you should make a clear distinction between Albanian culture and religion(s). Visi My partner is albanian and is not religious and don't think i have ever come across any particular religion whilst in albania.I was wondering if you could tell me about anything u think is important for me to know.I dont know what happens at weddings or if anything else could be different..
You might have heard that most of the population in albania is muslim, (less than 70%), and the rest (~30%) is Roman catholic and Cristian orthodox.
As for the grown ups, I don't know many that celebrate their birthday.
It took a few years for my husband to get use to the idea of him having a cake and presents.
Thanks xx i think different areas have different customs all over albania.
My partner is from Vlore which is a busy resort and fairly laid back although i have been to different parts of albania where the customs/beliefs are slightly different.