Donostia-San Sebastián. Distance is not excuse. Tomorrow, July 6th at noon San Fermin will begin in the Basque Country, as well as in the Diaspora for Basques and Navarrese who don’t want to be left out of the festivities. In the Diaspora many will tune in on TV or on their computers to participate in real time, in some instances with bulls and all. Besides Iruña-Pamplona other localities like Lesaka and Pasaia will join in the festivities each in their own way.
Without a doubt the reference to Pamplona will prevail, but the ways in which the Saint’s day will be celebrated around the world will be many and varied. Some clubs have organized lunches and dinners, with music and dancing, while others, taking advantage of the summer temperatures, have organized picnics and other outdoor activities. No matter the activity, San Fermin is maintained, even though each city adds its own touch.
The festivities will also reflect the special following of Navarrese centers as cited in previous articles those in Rosario, Buenos Aires, Mendoza and Bolivar, and in particular those dispersed across the Spanish geography.
Here are some more activities in alphabetical order that will take place in the Diaspora.
-Euskaldunak Denak Bat in Arrecifes: July 7th, San Fermin dinner at the club’s bar. Wear read and white. Information, here.
-Gure Txokoa in Azul: July 7th. San Fermin lunch and celebration of the club’s 25th anniversary. Festivities will take place at the Hall at the Arab Circle. Detailed information, here.
-Ibaiko Izarra in Concordia: Saturday July 6th, San Fermin festivities. More information, here.
-Gerora in Córdoba: The Gerora Association in Cordoba will celebrate San Fermin, Cordoba Day and San Fermin with a “hamaiketako” on July 6th. Guests should bring something to share and “be ready to have a great time.” Complete information, here.
-Eusko Aterpea in Gral. Rodríguez: San Fermin Dance on July 13th beginning at 8pm. Information, here.
-Hiru Erreka in Tres Arroyos: In its 20th anniversary year. San Fermin Dinner on July 6th. More information, here.
-Zazpiak Bat in Vancouver: July 6th, lunch and activities outside at Upper Hume Park, beginning at 1pm. Complete information, here.
-Basque Center in Boise: on July 12th traditional festivities inspired by San Fermin, “Running of the bars,” Starts at 5:30pm. Information, here.
-Eusko Etxea in Caracas Will celebrate on Saturday July 13th with young bulls, live music, food trucks and Txoko. More information, here.