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No-Sanfermines 2021: Today “Pobre de mi/Gaixoa ni,” played, here is a short review, already counting down for 2022

07/14/2021

Banner for 2021 San Fermin in Shanghai, China The “new order,” imposed by the Coronavirus forces us to rethink customs and ways of life and to modify such basic and precious habits, in general, but for Basques in particular, such as getting tougher and celebrating with friends.  At home, the “official,” Sanferminak, those that begin on July 6th with a Txupinazo at city hall in Iruña/Pamplona, was cancelled again for a second ...

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The exhibition of portraits of Basques from the USA by Zoe Bray opens in Maule, she will also give a talk this Saturday

07/14/2021

As part of the exhibit at the Mediateka in Maule, Zoe Bray will give a talk this Saturday Painter and anthropologist, Zoe Bray exhibits in Maule at the Zuberoa Media Library, through July 31st. The exhibition, “Face to Face/Bekoz beko, Ipar Amerikako mendebaldeko eüskaldünen potretak” (Portraits of Basques in the American west) has toured various locations in the US and the Basque Country since 2019, in both hegoalde and iparralde.  The exhibit is comprised of a selection of ...

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Virtual Basque Week 2021 organized by the Basque Community of Chile Basque Club in Santiago, Chile

07/13/2021

Banner of the Virtual Basque Week 2021, that will be carried out online for a second year in a row Founded in 2007, and recognized by the Basque Government in 2010, the Basque Community Basque club in Chile has been organizing a Basque cultural week around the feast of San Ignacio, July 31st for years.  Due to COVID-19, this year it will be carried out online for a second year in a row. The program will take place on the weekend of July 30-August 1st, with a marked musical tone that can be followed on ...

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A new installment in the blog “Between Wars,” with the story of Felix Gallarreta, commander of the Meabe Battalion #2

07/12/2021

Militiamen of the Meabe Battalion #2 Stalin on the Otxandio Front (photo courtesy of Juan Miguel Bombin) A new installment in our blog section “Echoes of Two Wars, 1936-1945” on this occasion entitled, “Life and Death of Felix Gallarreta from Barakaldo, Commander of the Meabe Battalion #2.” The experts at the Sancho de Beurko Association present the story of Felix Gallarreta Gaviña from Barakaldo, thanks to the information provided by, Arantza Gallarreta, the granddaughter of this trade ...

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Do you have a degree and are a young wishing to train abroad? You still have time to apply for a Global Training Scholarship

07/12/2021

 Deadline to apply for a Global Training Scholarship 2021 in next Friday, July 16th July 16, 2021 at 12:00 (CET) is the deadline to apply for a Global Training Scholarship, which the Basque government promotes annually through various collaborating entities to train professionally abroad (see the requirements below). In 2021, there are almost 500 grants aimed at young people from the Basque autonomous Community under the age of 31 with a university degree, or a higher degree in professional ...

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A simultaneous event in Bilbao and Buenos Aires commemorates 100 years since the official raising of the Ikurriña at the Laurak Bat

07/12/2021

The event in Bilbao: from left to right, dantzaris, Mireia Zarate, Andoni Ortuzar, Gorka Alvarez Aranburu and Oscar Alvarez Gila (photo SAF) It took place on July 9, 1921, at the Laurak Bat Basque Club in Buenos Aires coinciding with the San Fermin festivities, and the 105th anniversary of Argentina’s Declaration of Independence (July 9, 1816). The official, solemn raising of the Ikurriña as a uniting symbol of all the Basques that was remembered this July 9, 2021 with a simultaneous event that was live streamed from Buenos ...

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The Euzko Etxea in Necochea holds elections and now includes new young arms and minds on its Board of Directors

07/09/2021

The Euzko Etxea Basque Club in Necochea held its General Assembly on July 2, 2021, that included, among other orders of business, board elections, and the new board was formed on July 7th, Kiti Zubillaga, club president commented enthusiastically to EuskalKultura.eus on its new members.

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Ihes Jokoa: an interactive game created by the Gau Eskola at the Bordeaux Euskal Etxea for this time of pandemic

07/09/2021

An interactive game for Basque students available on the Bordeaux Euskal Etxea website The Bordaleko Euskal Etxea has made a big effort to remain active, during this very complex year with Basque classes.  The second quarantine at the end of October of last year, obliged all classes to move online, and towards the end of the course, in June when quarantine was lifted, they were finally able to hold some in person gatherings.  Patrick Urruty, Director of the Gau Eskola, explained to ...

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Members of the Eusko Biltzar Basque Club painted a mural in Basque in the center of the city of Coronel Pringles

07/09/2021

Mural painted by members and Friends of the Eusko Biltzar Basque Club in Coronel Pringles Conceived and designed by Veronica Iriarte, the Basque mural covers current topics such as the promotion of dialogue, understanding, respect, and gender non-violence.  The painting was painted with Basque and Spanish words by Belén Aduriz, Adriana Bermúdez, Obdulia Gaztelu, Mary Irigoyen, Soledad Laurencena, María Olasagastia and Verónica Iriarte herself.  The project ...

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The desire for normalcy, and to reunite reigned last weekend at the Elko and SCBC Chino Basque festivals

07/08/2021

A shot of the Southern California Basque Club picnic last Sunday in Chino, California They weren’t as crowded as usual, but last weekend they celebrated their respective Basque festivals in Elko, NV hosted by the Elko Basque Club as well as in Chino, California hosted by the Southern California Basque Club (SCBS), held annually on the fourth of July weekend.  Last year’s edition cancelled by COVID-19, Elko had announced some time ago that it would organize the event this year.  ...

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