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Message from Lehendakari Urkullu to Basques in the Diaspora in a 2019 of gatherings and a new World Congress

12/21/2018

Lehendakari Iñigo Urkullu Lehendakari Iñigo Urkullu has addressed his traditional Christmas message to Basques and communities around the world.  Urkullu speaks about family, heart, profound sentiment, and hope in his message as well as the capacity of Basques to face and overcome, as well as the asset that the Basque Diaspora represents with increased numbers of young professionals annually. Hospitality, generosity and gratitude ...

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Today’s Official Bulletin of the Basque Country included the 2018 Basque club grans: see clubs awarded and amounts

12/20/2018

The Official Bulletin of the Basque Country (EHAA-BOPV) published the resolution from the Director of the Basque Community Abroad today in relation to Basque Government grants for Basque clubs and federations. The total budget for 2018 was 902,306 Euros split between Chapter IV (operating, programs and activities and Chapter VII (infrastructure and equipment. To see the list of all of the clubs who received grant ...

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Pianist Jose Okiñena opened the VI Congress of Basque Culture in Montevideo: tributes, talks and presentations

12/20/2018

Concert by Josu Okiñena in Montevideo Organized by the Euskal Erria Society in Montevideo, the VI Congress of Basque Culture in Uruguay was held December 10-13.  The event’s inauguration was held at the Legislative Palace with a performance by pianist, Josu Okiñena, who performed “Xuxurlak,” and was sponsored by the Euskal Erria Society, Eusko Jaurlaritza and the Etxepare Basque Institute.

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Successful participation of Euzkal Etxea at the “Hour of San Nicolas:” today Basque film with “Mission, Basque Country”

12/20/2018

Sukaldaris from the Euzkal Etxea at “The Hour of San Nicolas” The “Hour of San Nicolas,” is an annual event organized byte city and the federation of local businesses.  The goal of the initiative is to promote a space for concerts, art and photography exhibits and workshops that are taught locally.  It also includes a varied gastronomic offering including offerings provided by the local Euzkal Etxea (sic) Basque club.

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Attention! The budget for Basque club grants for 2019 has been approved and will be published in the coming days

12/19/2018

Meeting at the San Francisco Basque Cultural Center last February (photo EuskalKultura.com) Good news for Euskal Etxeak!  As Gorka Alvarez Aranburu announced shortly after taking over as the Director of the Basque Community Abroad, the call for Basque Government grants for Basque clubs and federations has been pushed up so that they will be published in the Official Bulletin of the Basque Country, EHAA-BOPV, before the end of the year.  The publication of the call opens the application period for ...

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The Basque Government has approved calls for Gaztemundu 2019 as well as grants for those in extreme need

12/19/2018

Basque Youth participating in Gaztemundu in Vitoria with Lehendakari Urkullu in an archive photo The Basque Government’s Council approved the budgets last Tuesday for the 2019 Gaztemundu program as well as grants to assist individuals in the worlwide Basque community in situations of extreme need.  Only a few days remain for these to be in force, once they are published in the Official Bulletin of the Basque Country that will open the application period for both.

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The Beti Aurrera Basque Club in Chivilcoy said goodbye to 2018 with a dance performance and dinner for 200 people

12/19/2018

The Olentzero at Beti Aurrera Basque Club in Chivilcoy The local Basque club closed the year with two events.  On December 5th it held a dance performance with the txikis, intermediates and adults.  “It was a great showing by the dantzaris whose show ended with a visit by the Olentzero who passed candy out to the kids,” club sources said.  The directors of the dance group, Nelba, Graciela, and Emilse, also presented a present to each dancer ...

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The “Basque Roots-Euskal Sustraiak” Program in La Plata the voice of the local community won a 2018 Galena prize

12/18/2018

Lelio Sanchez and Magui Pastor Pulido, two of the commentators of “Basque Roots-Euskal Sustraiak” The Galena Awards, that are presented annually by the Galena Organization and La Plata Publicity celebrated their 29th edition always “defending the Independence of information," locally made and broadcasted This is why they award the work done by social communicators in media whether print, TV, radio or the internet.  The 2018 awards were presented last Sunday and among the distinguished productions ...

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Gure Txokoa Basque Club in Azul celebrated the city’s 186th anniversary; they also announced a new crop of “Gure Patxarana”

12/18/2018

186th anniversary of Azul and “Gure Patxarana” 2018 The city of Azul in the Province of Buenos Aires celebrated another anniversary of its founding with a day organized by the city that begin in the morning with a tribute to founder, Pedro Burgos; mass at the cathedral; a commemorative parade, and music and dance performances on Avenida Urioste.  Along with other local institutions, the local Basque club, Gure Txokoa, was also part of the festivities.

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Bizkaian artist, Mario Paniego, visits Mendoza and will give a talk today at the Denak Bat Basque Club

12/13/2018

Mario Paniego in Mendoza The local euskal etxea will welcome visiting Basque artist, Mario Paniego, who comes to Mendoza as part of his South American tour.  Paniego, who inaugurated his exhibition on December 7th “Instruction Manual” in Valparaiso, Chile that will be exhibited through January 9th, has now come to Mendoza to give a talk about his works, at Denak Bat. The presentation at the Basque club won’t be the ...

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