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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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Jaialdi 2020 is now inviting artists who would like to participate from the Basque Country to apply

06/01/2018

The Capitol building in Boise flying the US flag and the Ikurriña

There are just two year until Jaialdi 2020 in Boise, but the organizational machine of what is said to be the largest Basque festival outside of the Basque Country, is already on it.  Jaialdi just opened the call for applications from artists and groups from the Basque Country who would like to participate whether they be musicians, dantzaris, singers, or any other kind of artist.  Who knows if another initiative from somewhere else in the Diaspora would be a good fit? The deadline to apply is September 15th.

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The Basketball team at the Necochea Basque Club achieved a new victory as winner of the Apertura Tournament

06/01/2018

Some of the members of the “Centro Basko” team at the Euzko Etxea in Necochea celebrating their victories

The victory in theU21 category is added to the recently achieved U15 win and the mini at this same competition.  Remember that the Euzko Etxea in Necochea has a number of sports activities including basketball, with boys and girls teams, organized by age, and participates in tournaments both locally and regionally.

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The resolution that includes how HABE distributed 233, 990 to Basque Clubs to teach Basque was published

05/31/2018

This is the last grant cycle that HABE will manage since from now on the Euskara Munduan program is part of the Etxepare Basque Institute

The Official Bulletin of the Basque Country (EHAA-BOPV) this week included the resolution from HABE that details grants that this organization, part of the Department of Culture, has dispersed funds to Basque clubs and federation to support Basque instruction during the 2017-2018 year.  The total was 233,990 Euros distributed to 30 clubs in Australia, Germany, Cuba, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Brazil, Uruguay, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Canada, France, Colombia and the United States.

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