The way Albanians observe religion is unnoticeable most of the time. The amount that Albanians equally respect each religion went unnoticed for me until Easter, when Orthodox spun into high gear. Without a glitch, call to prayer sounded all day while the masses gathered outside to celebrate the birth of Christ. Quite often around here, I will hear a famous saying used in response to something: “the national religion of Albania is Albanian.” This is common both because of the enormous pride carried within every citizen and because religions simply coexist on an equal platform describable in no other way. Albania as a whole has specific regions where one religion is more prominent than another, but regardless there is not a spec of tension. In Librazhd, the mosque and church are within 5 minutes of each other and in Kuçove they share a corner of the street. Calls to prayer and church bells chime in harmony. Blame it on the years of forced atheism among its peoples, Albanians excel in this form of equality. Now, let’s work on the others.