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Lehendakari Iñigo Urkullu confirmed his attendance at Semana Nacional Vasca in November in Mar del Plata

05/09/2018

Gorka Alvarez and Sara Pagola with the board of directors at Denak Bat

The Lehendakari’s trip will be in early November and will be his first official visit to Argentina.  Besides participating in the Semana Vasca activities, Iñigo Urkullu will also attend the Mid-Congress meeting of Basque collectivities in Latin America that will take place during the event in Mar del Plata.

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The Federation of Basque Clubs in Venezuela organizes the “IV Conference of Basque-Venezuelan Fraternization”

05/08/2018

Banner announcing the “IV Conference of Basque-Venezuelan Fraternization” on June 2nd in Valencia-Carabobo

The goal of the “IV Conference of Basque-Venezuelan Fraternization” is to examine and attempt to find solutions to problems that attack the Basque clubs in the country.  The event will take place on Saturday, June 2nd in Naguanagua -Valencia.  Living in Venezuela it's not easy nowadays.  That, together with some other factors, make that the Venezuelan Basques are facing a very complicated situation, with militancy and resistance worthy of commendation,

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Basque beats in the heart of Buenos Aires: the Basque community in Argentina featured at BAC 2018

05/08/2018

Txikis from the Euskal Echea School at BAC 2018 (photo Pedro de Erquiaga)

The design of Buenos Aires Celebrates the Basque Country is integral.  It includes a plurality and variety of cultural expression.  But also a variety and plurality of invited institutions with the participation of not only clubs in the area, but also stands, dantzaris, and contributions from Basque clubs in the interior.  The formula, as demonstrated in this 7th edition of BAC dedicated to the Basques was a complete success.  Photo gallery of the festival held last Sunday.

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BAC 2018 broke records: with 30,000 visitors, the festival surpassed attendance at all previous editions

05/07/2018

Tamborrada at BAC 2018

“A huge success!” This is how Arantxa Anitua described yesterday.  The president of Laurak Bat added the numbers to the excellent reviews received from participating Basque clubs and companies who participated with stands.  Remember that “Buenos Aires Celebrates,” is a festival supported by the General Directorate of Institutional Relations of the City of Buenos Aires, and held in a strategic public spot: Avenida de Mayo that was transformed into a pedestrian walkway.

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Sunday at noon, the Avenida de Mayo will become a huge Basque festival: updated program

05/04/2018

BAC 2018 begins on May 6th at noon

Neighbors and tourists will be able to enjoy the mega exhibition of Basque culture in the heart of Buenos Aires.  Organized by Laurak Bat with the collaboration of more clubs and entities, the BAC festival will gather representatives of the Basque culture, from Argentina as well as from the Basque Country.  Among the late are Gorka Alvarez Aranburu (Basque Government) and Parliamentarian Jasone Agirre.  There will also be representatives from Gure Esku Dago, and FIVU also confirmed its attendance from Uruguay.

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The Bizkaian village of Plentzia will plant a maple tree on Saturday to commemorate its sister city in Canada

05/03/2018

Placentias’ crier last year reading the memorandum of sister-city hood to both mayors (photo Cbncompass.ca)

Everyone from Canada residing in the Basque Country is invited to the event.  This sister-city relationship, that was signed almost a year ago, will be celebrated in this endearing and festive way. The event will include a meeting and reception for Canadians, followed by a visit of the Town Hall and the Museum, as well as the planting of a red maple tree, the emblem of Canada, in front of the local Tree of Gernika in the Antonio Cuesta Plaza. The story comes from Terry Basterra in El Correo.

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The Diaspora joined in the commemoration of the Bombing of Gernika with activities in Argentina, Chile, Peru, Uruguay…

05/03/2018

81st anniversary of the Bombing of Gernika in Lima, Peru with Raúl Noblecilla surrounded by youth.

The fatal attack on the Bizkaian village occurred on April 26th and ceremonies began in the Diaspora on that day, and have been extended for days after.  Events at clubs in Uruguay, in Salto and Montevideo, were attended by Gorka Alvarez Aranburu. The Delegation of Euskadi in Buenos Aires also held an event at the Kirchner Cultural Center, while clubs in Chile and Peru weren’t left behind holding tributes with dancing and music.  Here are some of the commemorations in South America.

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The Basque Government has given the Green light for Gaztemundu 2018, dedicated to traditional Basque dance

05/02/2018

Participants in a prior edition of Gaztemundu visiting Ajuria-Enea.

The Basque Government approved Gaztemundu 2018 at its Council meeting on Tuesday.  This year’s program is aimed at youth from Basque clubs who would like to experience a two weeks educative stay in Euskadi.  This year the program is dedicated to traditional Basque dance.  There are 15 spots available to individuals between the ages of 18 and 35, and the program will run September 1-16, 2018.

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Jorgelina Otegui presented a book and Roberto Landaburu talked about history at the 1st Basque Gathering in Venado Tuerto

05/02/2018

The first Basque event in Venado Tuerto was on April 20, 2018

The event took place at the Juan Bautista Alberdi Public Library of this town of the province of Santa Fe, in Argentina, and was led by Jorgelina Otegui and Roberto Landaburu.  Through books, images and dance, the organizers provided the audience a panorama of the Basque culture.  They also remembered Gernika, with the testimony of Modesto Egia, from Eibar, a witness of the Bombing who died two years ago in Venado Tuerto.

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Job offer: the Bordeaux Euskal Etxea and the University of Bordeaux Montaigne are looking for a Basque teacher

05/02/2018

Meeting of Basque teachers from various European Euskal Etxeas in Bordeaux

Would you like to teach the Basque language and culture in Bordeaux?  The Bordeaux Euskal Etxea and the University of Bordeaux Montaigne are hoping to hire a Basque teacher for the 2018-2019 term.  It would involve teaching classes Monday-Friday at noon, and at night at the Gau Eskola at the Euskal Etxea, and during the day at the university.  The contract is for nine months.  More details are available in the following article.  Deadline to apply is May 20th.

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