Albanian Books at the Multicultural Day in St. Galen

By: Valon Xoxa    June 19, 2014

St. Gallen’s square has been turned into a true festival scene – people from the region have decided to visit the multicultural fest where they have the chance to meet and greet with ethnic minorities. The square was filled with flags, musical tunes, culinary creations and a great many books.

The multicultural day is a festivity set mainly by the migrant organizations. It is an annual event that brings colorful tents, music and dancing at the city square. The festival is based on the idea of promoting the spectrum of communities that populate Switzerland. It is an opportunity to connect with others and meet new people.

Fitnete Lala Schid put up a tent with children’s stories and books. She proudly read and sang many of the books in her Albanian native language. Mrs. Shid enthusiastically shared her stories and invited everyone to visit the “Freihandbibliothek” library where there are hundreds of books to be found. Moreover, the visitors are able to visit the library during the “Albanian Story Hour” which she holds every first Thursday of the month at 17:00.

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Valon Xoxa

Valon Xoxa is a staff member of He holds a bachelor degree from Westminster College (MO) in Cultural Anthropology and Sociology. Currently resides in Prishtina, and is a freelance contributor and editor at With an interest in contemporary culture, he seeks to find and incorporate articles from the Kosovar Diaspora that would shed light upon the interesting characteristics of this important global community. He has published a research article through UNDP’s School on Human Development titled “Mobility and Public Participation: A Case Study of the Kosovar Diaspora”, where a rather interesting Andersonian perspective is taken at understanding the Internet as a national identity creation medium.

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