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Education

The education system in Albania is secular. The literacy rate for the total population, age 9 or older, is about 94%. Elementary education is compulsory (grades 1–9), but most students continue at least until a secondary education (grades 10–12). Students must successfully pass graduation exams at the end of the 9th grade and at the end of the 12th grade in order to continue their education. There are about 5000, mostly public, schools throughout the country and the academic year is divided into two semesters. The school year begins in September and finishes in late May or early June.

Folklore

Albanian myths can be divided into two major groups: legends of period and pads and historical legends. Some of the best known legends are: Rozafa, Besa e Kostandinit, Gjergj Elez Alia, Ymer Agë Ulqini, Cikli i Kreshnikëve.

Fine arts

Music

Literature

Sport

The most popular sport in Albania is soccer and the most followed sports event is the World Cup. As of September 2007, Albania was ranked 78th by FIFA. Other played sports include basketball, volleyball, and gymnastics.

See also: List of football clubs in Albania

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