TIRANA, June 11
Nivica Village in the mountainous region of Kurvelesh, southern Albania, hosted the Pan Festival for the first time during the weekend. The festival that will be organized every year as an event that is going to promote tourism in the area is related to an old tradition of the area. The Pan Festival celebrates the cult of Pan, the protector of shepherds and animals. Goat and sheep rearing have long been the only source of income for the few inhabitants that still live in the area. Nivica, where you can find ancient trails, now walked by goats, and old rituals are kept alive has a major tourism potential.
The region is still unknown, but it has a lot to offer to visitors and fans of great outdoors. The Pan Festival aims at promoting all these local values, as well as the cultural and historic heritage of the area. A fair of traditional products was held in Nivica square, while a billy goats parade was the highlight of the event.
News Source: ATA