Basque activities in Medellin, with a conference on Euskal Herria and a chronicle of Euskal Jaia 2013
The Basque community in the department of Antioquia, Colombia, continues to support the Basque culture through social and cultural activities. On December 11, two of its entities, the Gure Mendietakoak Basque club and the Center for Basque Studies in Antioquia organized a conference on the political and social situation in Euskal Herria in Medellin, by Israel Brull Kintana, member of Eusko Alkartasuna and a member of the Bildu coalition. We also received a chronicle of Euskal Jaia 2013 from Antioquia.
While preparing to host next year’s largest event in the Argentinean Basque Diaspora, Semana Vasca 2014, the Euzko Etxea in La Plata said farewell to the year with non-stop activities. With much cultural and sport activity the club close this new cycle bringing together the different “peñas” that function in the club. During the evening there were also dances, member recognition and the election of the club's mayor.
Do you know of a blog in Basque that you’d like others to know about? Do you think this blog is worthy of an award? Don’t hesitate and nominate it for “Blogetan,” a contest organized by the Azkue Foundation with the collaboration of Argia magazine. The goal of the contest is to choose the best Basque language blogs in five categories: culture, society and politics, leisure, science and technology, and best new blog. Deadline to nominate is January 25th.
We continue with news about this year’s Euskera Eguna celebrations around the world. In South American Basque clubs Euskera Day festivities often coincide with the end of the year celebration. Many clubs commemorate them December 3rd, while others do so throughout the month. “How?” There are many ways but mostly it is done by organizing games and activities in Basque. From La Plata to Santiago, let's check how students, professors and friends of the Basques celebrated on both sides of the Andes.
Following the lead started by EuskalKultura.com, Deia newspaper has echoed the campaign of solidarity started by the Miami Basque club to help Joseba Andoni, an eight-year-old boy originally from Bakio who suffers from consequences of a near-drowning accident when he was a toddler. After years of treatment in Miami, Joseba Andoni now needs to undergo stem cell therapy that is very expensive and the Basque club, that has worked with the family in cultural activities, has dedicated itself to his case. We are providing here the article by Leire Gondra in Deia.
Basque students in the Humanities do their student teaching in South America, at the Ikastola in Necochea
Create your holiday card with your photos and Basque characters and send it from your phone with the ZoriON app.
Great participation of Basque clubs at the successful III Basque Fest in General Las Heras, Argentina