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Thirty-three Basque clubs participated via video in the 11th edition of continuous reading at the Arriaga Theater in Bilbao

06/11/2018

A moment from the continuous reading by director of the Etxepare Basque Institute, Irene Larraza

This event is organized annually by the Euskaltegi Bilbo Zaharra to recognize Basque students’ efforts and contribution to society.  On this occasion, the chosen work was Kresala by Txomin Agirre.  As every year since its inception, a representation of Basque students from Basque clubs around the world participate in the reading, via video, at the event that takes place at the Arriaga Theater in Bilbao. Basque writer, Kirmen Uribe, began the reading that ran 12 hours from 8am to 8pm.

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A group of movie fans from the local Basque club accompanied Jon Garaño to the screening of “Handia,” in Seattle

06/08/2018

Jon Garaño, co-director of “Handia,” along with members of the Euskal Etxea of Seattle who stopped by to say hello (photoSEE) A group of members of the Seattle Euskal Etxea attended the screening, last Monday, of Handia as part of the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF).  They also greeted and accompanied Jon Garaño, the film’s co-director with Aitor Arregi. Garaño participated in the discussion following the film.  Monday’s screening of Handia, was followed by another on ...

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Arrazolas from America and Europe gathered at their 3rd Family Reunion in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

06/08/2018

Third family reunion of the Arrazolas in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

More than one hundred people with varying degrees of relationship, all with the Arrazola last name, gathered at their 3rd International Family Reunion carried out in Cartagena de Indias.  This gathering enjoyed the same success as prior reunions so organizers have already set a date for the fourth in 2020 in Belgium and 2022 in Mexico.

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The 2018 NABO Convention will kick off tomorrow this year's US central Basque Festival, in Winnemucca, Nevada

06/07/2018

Poster of the 2018 Winnemucca NABO Convention and Basque Festival

Basque weekend beginning tomorrow in Winnemucca, Nevada. The 2018 NABO Convention will kick off the weekend program. Beginning at 7:30am, delegates from the US and Canada Basque associations and clubs that make up NABO will meet at their Annual Convention, which, among other points, will hold elections for a new president. In the afternoon, the beginning of a full festival program, with music, dance, food, contests, exhibitions and a full Basque program.

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Villa Maria joined in the Human Chain called for this Sunday in the Basque Country with its own “Hug to Decide”

06/07/2018

“A Hug to Decide,” in Villa Maria

The symbolic hug took place around the sapling of the Tree of Gernika that is growing in Centennial Plaza. This is how the Basque community in Villa Maria will join in the Human Chain that will take place in the Basque Country called by Gure Esku Dago that will unite the cities of Donostia, Bilbao, and Gasteiz.  Other localities like Chascomus and Rosario also organized similar events.  At “Buenos Aires Celebrates the Basque Country” an event was also held on the Avenida de Mayo.

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The Basque Government has approved 2018 aid for Basques in the Diaspora in situations of extreme need

06/06/2018

Director of the Basque Community Abroad, Gorka Alvarez at a meeting with a Venezuelan Basque

The Basque Government Council approved the call for 2018 grants for Basque clubs to meet health care needs and situations of dire need of club or community members, at its meeting yesterday. This year’s budget is 202,000 Euros.  The Official Bulletin of the Basque Country will publish the call in the coming days.

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Dantzaris from Rosario warmed up for the Day of the Dantzari with a preview: dantzaria beti dantzari

06/06/2018

Dantzaris always want to dance and those in Rosario couldn’t wait until September when the Basque club will celebrate Dantzari Day.  That is why current and former members of the dance group from Zazpirak Bat got together last Friday, June 1st for what they called a Preview of Dantzari Day.  Accompanying this article is a summary of the club’s latest activities.

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The txiki dantzaris from Ibaiko Izarra in Concordia debuted at the show of the Collectivities Gastronomic Festival

06/05/2018

Txikis from Ibaiko Izarra in Concordia during their debut

The festival was held last Sunday and gathered two dozen communities in the Bicentennial pedestrian area in Concordia, Argentine province of Entre Rios.  The local club, Ibaiko Izarra, member of the Association of United Immigrants, was part of the festivities with both food and a dance performance. The latter featuring the presentation of the txiki dantzaris.

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President Barkos presided the 30th edition of the Day of the Living Abroad Navarrese in Gares-Puente La Reina

06/04/2018

Images of the Day of the Absent Navarro celebrated last Saturday in Gares-Puente La Reina, Navarre (photos Government of Navarre)

The annual event is held in a different locality in Navarre and Navarrese and descendants that reside outside of the provincial community celebrated its 30th edition last Saturday.  The Day of the Living Abroad Navarrese is the fruit of collaboration between the Federation of Navarrese Homes in Spain, the Government of Navarre and the town hall of the town that is hosting the event.  The debt to and recognition of people living elsewhere was mentioned in the speeches made by the highest authorities.

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The Zelaiko Euskal Etxea is very satisfied with its first semester’s activities; they announce a food sale on Sunday

06/04/2018

Zelaiko Euskal Etxea at the Fair of Collectivities in the Pampa

The preparation and sale of food is an initiative that many Basque clubs in Argentina participate in to raise money.  In Santa Rosa, the next event will be on Sunday, June 10th and the menu will include “Basque lentils.”  In this way, the Santa Rosa Basque club is getting ready for the second half of the year that will include a big community festival at the provincial level, and the celebration of the club’s 26th anniversary, among other activities.  

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