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CultureGrams: New Kosovo Interviews Added!

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In November, we added interviews from Kosovo to our CultureGrams Interviews collection! There are four interviews, and each captures different viewpoints about life in Kosovo from people of various ages living in diverse parts of the country:

These interviews by country natives are not only interesting and fun to read, but they also give students insider knowledge into what life and culture in the country are really like.

Here’s an example from the interview with Blerona, in which she talks about what being a citizen of Kozovo means to her:

kosovobleronaBeing a citizen of my country means that I belong somewhere. I’m from Kosovo, a country that has suffered a lot from wars and poverty. There is a lot to fix here. I still believe that one day I will be truly proud of my country. For the moment, there is a lot of corruption here, and the youth have problems finding jobs. As a future student, I want my studies to not be worthless, and I want to be able to have good work prospects.

Find more interviews from countries all over the world in the CultureGrams Interviews gallery!

CultureGrams — New Kids Country: Kosovo

The CultureGrams editors are excited to announce a new Kids edition country report!

Kosovo Kids Edition Report

Kosovo Kids Edition Report

The new Kosovo report includes detailed information on the history, culture, language, food, and daily life of this country.

Here are some fascinating Did You Knows about Kosovo:

  • Kosovo declared independence from Serbia on 17 February 2008, making it one of the newest countries of the 21st century.
  • Cheese byrek is the national food of Kosovo. It is a baked pastry made of thin layers of dough filled with salty cheese, meat, potatoes, and other vegetables.
  • Kosovo’s national anthem has no lyrics. The government decided not to include any lyrics so as not to offend any of its ethnic minorities.
  • The name Kosovo means “field of blackbirds” in Serbian.

Find out about the traditional cuisine, discover what weddings are like in Kosovo, and read about New Year’s Eve celebrations all in this colorful new report.