In Mashkullora, near Gjirokastra, the 115th anniversary of the Mashkullora war is commemorated, where Çerçiz Topulli’s detachment faced the Turkish garrison in an unequal battle.
The set of verses sung around this event is one of the most authentic folklore assets of the area.
The rich folklore heritage that stems from this event oriented a line of singing centered on the homeland and freedom. Contributions such as those of Çerçiz Topulli’s squad inspired further movements that preceded independence.
The inhabitants of Mashkullora have told the story of this war from generation to generation.
The historic Maskullora maple fell a few years ago following the fate of many historic maple trees throughout the South but the Maskullora war of March 18, 1908 has been immortalized in a memorial.