The International Day of Euskera has left us once again with curious pictures, fun and motivational thanks to the events organized by Basque club all over the world and above all the initiative and enthusiasm of Basque students. Throughout the week we will publish new photos and chronicles of these events as they come to us. Today, we will share events that took place in South America and here are some photos of activities in other places from London to Montreal.
As every year, the Diaspora greatly celebrated the Day of Euskera, and nothing was lacking at the festivities; because besides games, songs, talks and videos there were also pintxos and drinks. From Montevideo to the Andes, the clubs displayed the colors of the ikurriña and the sounds of Euskera to once again show their commitment to the culture and especially to the language of the Basque Country. Following activities that took place in La Plata, El Hoyo (Chubut), Montevideo, Rio Cuarto, Saladillo and San Nicolas.
The President of Navarre, Yolanda Barcina, will lead an official program of events organized in the province of Santa Fe in Argentina on the Centennial of the Navarrese Center in Rosario. Barcina will be welcomed this morning by the local Mayor, Monica Fein, that will present her with the “Distinguished Visitor,” at an event that will attended by the five presidents of Navarrese clubs in Argentina: Buenos Aires, Mar del Plata, Mendoza, Bolivar and Rosario. Barcina will participate in a meeting of the Federation of Navarrese Centers in Argentina, as well as the Centennial banquet before returning home on Sunday from the airport in Ezeiza.
Basque literature will be present for another year at the Guadalajara International Book Fair in Mexico where Basque publishers will have a stand. In addition, the director for the Promotion of Basque at the Etxepare Institute, Mari Jose Olaziregi and writer Karmele Jaio will participate in events with students, lecturers and an international meeting of storytellers. On December 9th, Jaio will travel to Mexico City where she will give talks at the National Autonomous University of Mexico and the Center for Literary Creation, Xavier Villaurrutia, among other activities.
Today at 10:30am the 48th edition of Durangoko Azoka, the main Fair of the Basque Book and Music gets started with a special day dedicated to children. During the day a 1,000 students coming from 22 schools will visit the fair, enjoying the various activities organized expressly for them in the Kabi@ space with workshops on new technology. Tomorrow, American Anthropologist, William A. Douglass, Center for Basque Studies promoter will receive the Argizaiola award for his contribution to the Basque culture in the US Basque Diaspora. Zorionak Bill!
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