HISTORY OF LEZHA
The region of Lezha is an ancient one that has been inhabited since 2000 years B.C. The regions of Lezha, Kurbin and Mirdita have inherited important historic values. Events of great national and historic importance have happened in this region and no doubt inhabitants and especially their noble leaders have contributed significantly.
The most important historical events.
The foundation of the town of Lezha in the year 385 BC.
The creation of the first Albanian state, State of Arber,in 1919, the emblem of which was founded in Geziq of Mirdita and now is in the National Historic Museum Tirana. In addition, the emblem of Skuraj in Kurbin was founded in Plane.
The Alliance of Lezha was held in the historic town of Lezha under the leadership of national hero, Gjergj Kastrioti Scanderbeg, in march 1444.This Alliance united Albanian princes in the war against the Ottoman Empire.
The first national schools were opened in this region: the school of the Bishop of Shnapremtes in Kurbin in 1638, the school of Blinisht in Zadrima in 1639.
The canon of Leke Dukagjin (Mountain code) gathered and codified by father Shtjefen Gjeçovit.
The Scanderbeg Canon gathered by Fran Ilia.
The meeting of the Arbers Assembly in the village of Merqi in Kallmet of Lezha, on January 14, 1703, which published the Albanian
Self-government of Mirdita by its twelve leaders guided by Gjonmarkajs door.
The anciet, inherited value of peaceful, religious co-existence is the pride of inhabitants of the region. They continue to evaluate its significance.
This fact is a testified by million pilgrims with different religious beliefs that come from all over Albania to visit the church of Shnandout in Laç; and making this church the main center of religious pilgrimage in Albania.