Macedonians and other Orthodox minorities in Albania demand January 7th to be included on the official holiday calendar.

According to the Ilinden daily, a Macedonian newspaper in Tirana, Vasil Sterjovski, MP from the Macedonian Alliance for European Integration (MAEI), submitted a request to the Albanian legislature today.

The initiative was supported by the Council of the Municipality of Pustec, which considers it very necessary, given the fact that the Municipality of Pustec is populated by 100% of the Macedonian population of Orthodox religion. They celebrate Orthodox holidays, including Christmas according to the Julian calendar, Sterjovski says.