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The San Juan Basque club participated with flag bearers and a stand at celebration of the Day for Respect for Cultural Diversity

10/20/2014

The Basque stand, members of Eusko Txokoa in San Juan, including flag bearers, Yesica Orquera and Diego Landa and the two little ones Ailin Bernal and Joseba Landa

October 12 Argentina celebrates the Day for Respect for Cultural Diversity, as a national public holiday. As a part of that, the First Meeting of the Integration of Peoples was held at the Latin American Park in the Department of Albardon, in the Province of San Juan.  Invited by authorities form the House of Motril, the Basque club participated in the meeting with flag bearers and a stand and their children dressed for the occasion. 

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The Basque Government invites Basques athletes to represent the Basque Country in the NY Marathon

10/17/2014

Tne NY Marathon Basque Country t-shirt

Basque athletes participating in the New York marathon on November 2, will have the opportunity to run this renowned race representing the Basque Country. The Basque Government, invites participants from the Basque Country as well as members of the Diaspora to wear the t-shirt designed by the Basque Athletics Federation for this special occasion. The ones interested will get the t-shirt in the reception organized the day before. The project is a shared inictiave of the Basque Federation of Athletics, the Directorate of Youth and Sports of the Basque Government and the Delegation of Euskadi in the United States.

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New headquarters for the Gerora Association in Cordoba, that is moving towards the end of the year with many activities

10/16/2014

Students and professors that are members of Gerora in Cordoba at a Mintza Praktika – conversation practice at their new headquarters

The headquarters is located in a central location in the city and is a shared space with the “Mujer, Paz y  Desarrollo,” NGO (Women, Peace and Development) , an entity that provides space to the Basque association so that it can carry out part of its activities there. All moved in at Parana 197, Gerora has confirmed a vast program of activities from here until December that includes the Euskera Week and a Meeting on Minority Languages, among others. 

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Izotz Aldana: “The Shanghai Basque club gives us strength and nourishes us, and not just with food”

10/16/2014

Izotz Aldana is president of Shangaiko Euskal Etxea, the Basque Center of Shanghai

Izotz Aldana, originally from Gernika is 38 years old and has lived in Shanghai since 2010 where he went to open a new factory for the company in Arrasate he works for.  At first he had a hard time adapting.  Now he plans to stay in China for two more, and is currently the president of the only Basque club in the country.  

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The Zingirako Euskaldunak representative from Chascomus was elected Queen of the 6th Immigrant Festival

10/16/2014

Sol Mutuberria is the Queen of the Immigrant in Chascomus

Sol Marina Mutuberria is 16 years old, a dancer and in the main parade for Immigrant Day in Chascomus she was crowed the Queen of the 2014 Festival.  As part of the festivities, Don Lucio Lahurnagaray was also honored, originally from Zugarramurdi and the first club president.  It was a jam packed weekend for the Basque club that also presented its dance group and had a stand at the festival that took place at the local Liberty Plaza. 

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Euskel Biotza in Roldan, Santa Fe, will gather area businesses at a workshop for managers and work team leaders

10/15/2014

Euskel Biotza dantzaris performing at the Plaza San Martin in Roldan during the San Ignacio festitivites

The seminar/workshop provided as part of FEVA’s cultural offerings, will take place next Friday October 17th and will be run by Ricardo Basterra.  The event is part of the projects that the Basque club has lined up and that also includes an activity on Basque sports that will take place in 2015, among others.  In the meantime, the club has strengthened its membership and after celebrating San Ignacio with more than 200 guests, it is also planning on attending the Semana Nacional Vasca in La Plata. 

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Harvard University holds New England Basque Club’s 1014-1015 Euskara classes

10/14/2014

Gorka Ochoa, organizer and teacher, is satisfied with moving to Harvard University (Photo: NEBC)

New England Basque Club moved its Basque language classes from Portsmouth to Boston  – “It’s a step forward,” organizer Gorka Ochoa told Euskalkultura.com. “There are more people here and the age difference among the students is not that big.” Twelve students have started the course: six intermediates that will learn the language with Ochoa and another six beginners that will be taught by Idaho native Kattalina Berriochoa.

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The Ongi Etorri Basque club had a stand at the 1st San Pedro's Book and Writer Fair

10/14/2014

Susana Oroz, Monica Mindurry and Sylvia Iparraguirre at the Basque stand at the San Pedro Book Fair (photo Fotografiarte)

The cultural stand was open to the public every day during the Fair and became a true point of attraction for those who wanted to find out about the origin of their last name and the location of the villages they come from on a map of Euskal Herria.  Among the visitors greeted by Ongi Etorri was Argentine writer Sylvia Iparraguirre, who autographed and gifted a book to the institution. 

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Sue Legarreta wrote a family cookbook while fighting cancer: “I wanted people to remember me through my cooking”

10/13/2014

Sue Legarreta is now willing to publish a second edition of her cookbook (Photo: Sue Legarreta)

Full of energy, Twin Falls, Idaho native, Sue Legarreta, answers the phone to talk to Euskalkultura.com about her last project: ‘Legarreta Storybook – Family Cookbook.’ Published in a booklet format, it contains 300 plus recipes she gathered through her 68 years of life. “I love cooking, it’s my passion. The only thing I love more than cooking is my family,” she admits.

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Lagunen Etxea in Laprida heavily involved in the Festival of Communities and the city’s 125 anniversary

10/13/2014

Eduardo Torry was in charge of addressing the crowd at the 1st Regional Meeting of Communities in Laprida

Loyal to its tradition, the Basque club in the Argentine city of Laprida accompanied the local community in various celebrations that took place in September.  It was present at the event and parade marking the 125th anniversary of Laprida; and it contribuited with its dantzaris and the main speaker to the 1st Regional Meeting of Communities.  Along with this news, the Basque club also announced that it will name its library after Magdalena Moujan Otaño at an event that will take place on December 7th. 

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