The Streets Are Alive….

…with the sound of car horns

In Albania you live your life publicly. People often know all about you and what you do because you told someone and they told someone else and so on.

It is no surprise that celebrations, like weddings are also very public affairs. There is music and dancing for the entire community. The wedding party and guests will drive their cars through the streets blaring their horn.

So last night when I heard the horns blaring in the streets of Lezhe my initial thought was a wedding. However, a wedding didn’t quite fit the time of day, day of the week, or the season.

My next thought was soccer. Albania, like the rest of the world, is wild about soccer. I thought Albania must have won the highly anticipated match against Serbia.

I was wrong.

Stefan Mitrovic, a Serbian player pulled down the flag that flew over the field, a final act to end a troubled match.  Image Credit: BBC

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