For instance, both Orthodox Christians and Muslims burn a Yule log about the time of the winter solstice.
For Orthodox Christians, it is a Christmas Eve tradition (celebrated on January 6, according to the Orthodox liturgical calendar).
For Muslims the log is known as the is the most important celebration. George’s Day (Albanian: Shëngjergji), is celebrated by members of all faiths.
Many older Albanian men still wear a traditional brimless white cap, or is the most common sweet to serve for special occasions.
Many of Kosovo’s seasonal rites originated in pagan times, and some later were integrated with the Christian and Islamic faiths.
One of the best-known Kosovar artists of the late 20th and early 21st centuries is Sokol Beqiri, whose works include provocative photography, video, and performance pieces.
In the late 19th century, especially after the founding of the (the first Albanian nationalist organization; also called the League of Prizren) in 1878, a number of Albanian literary figures advocated for independence from the Ottoman Empire.
Among Kosovar Serb writers, the 20th-century novelist and literary critic Vukašin Filipović was respected by the Albanian and Serb communities alike.
In the years following the 1998–99 conflict, Kosovo’s young population helped to revive the arts scene.The cultural lives of Kosovo’s Albanians and Serbs, although distinctive, bear many resemblances to those of the peoples of Albania and Serbia, respectively.For further information on the cultures of those countries, Traditional Kosovar society, for both Albanians and Serbs, has an important patriarchal tradition, with extended family members often living together in large groups.Construction of an opera house, named after the pre-independence Kosovar Albanian leader Ibrahim Rugova, began in the capital in 2009.Many of Kosovo’s cultural and archaeological artifacts remain in Belgrade, Serb., where they were taken prior to the 1998–99 conflict.Kosovo is rich in folk art dating from the more recent past as well.