Albanian hospitality

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ght: normal; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; vertical-align: baseline;">In addition to all the goods which have been special to the guest, the guest has been honored in all respects and protected by that hospitable family at BESE, as long as he is within the threshold of that house and his property.  As long as he was a guest in their family, that family had all the human responsibilities to him, even if it was in enmity.

We can illustrate one of the cases that occurred when families were in enmity, but that hospitality and trust was sacred and was respected to the end.

One of the men of one family living in another region climbs the mountains and avenges his brother.  He kills the only boy in the house who was in enmity.  Returning home he loses his way in the big fog.  He can hardly find a house, to which they open the door and welcome him as a guest.  The guest sees that he came to the family of the one he had killed and was in enmity.  The head of the family, the boy's father, notices this, but that he expects it according to custom.  He waits for him in the guest room, entertaining him with all the best, while in the other room, his only son was dead.  The next day the master of the house sends the guest to near his village giving BESE a few days as usual.

The rules of Albanian hospitality are codified in customary law, especially in the Kanun of Leke Dukagjini.

Albanian hospitality, honor, Beja, Besa and noble forgiveness are part of the basis of Albanian psychic and ethnic thought.  Albanians are known as generous people, and they have a feature

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