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Agustina Lorenzatto will represent the Ibaiko Izarra in Concordia at the 28th Entre Rios Provincial Immigrant Festival

07/19/2021

Agustina Lorenzatto, will represent the Ibaiko Izarra Basque Club at the Provincial Immigrant Festival COVID-19 obliged celebrating virtually last year, and this year, the United Immigrants of Concordia, the establishment in charge of its organization, has announced that it will hold a hybrid event.  The 28th Entre Rios Provincial Immigrant Festival in Argentina has opened nominations for the Immigrant Festival Queen, with the participation of the Basque, German, Italian and Swiss communities.

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The Basque Country, its languages, literature and art will be featured at the Soria Expoesia Festival August 1-8, 2021

07/16/2021

Expoesia, this year featuring the Basque Country and its creation, August 1-8, 2021 The Basque Country and its contribution to the arts, its poetry and literature will star at the 2021 Expoesia Festival August 1st through the 8th in the Spanish city of Soria, attended by a large group of Basque writers an creators, with the support of the Etxepare Basque Institute.  In the “Cercanías,” section of the event the Basque Country will take over for Portugal as the guest country ...

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Would you like to know the Basque Museum in Boise from home? There are virtual free visits in English, Basque, Spanish and French

07/15/2021

Easier or more accommodating isn’t possible, and it’s free: visit the foundational house of the Basque Museum in Boise Come and take a virtual free visit of the “Cyrus Jacobs Uberuraga House,” the historic building where the Basque Museum in Boise began.  The Museum was founded in 1985, in this building, the oldest brick home in Boise, constructed in 1864, which served from 1910-1969 as a boarding house for Basque emigrants.  Take yourself back in time considering that Boise was founded in 1863-64, and that ...

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Chile: The Euzko Etxea in Viña del Mar-Valparaiso invites to join their Basque choir, right now just virtually

07/15/2021

Members of the Euzko Etxea Choir in Valparaíso-Viña del Mar, Chile The Euzko Etxea Basque Club Choir in Viña del Mar y Valparaiso begun in July of 2019, with in person weekly rehearsals. In the words of its director, Nestor Aguirre, the idea of forming a choir in the club was recuperating a tradition that came from the Basque choir formed in the “Winnipeg.”  Remember that the ship “Winnipeg” sailed on August 4, 1939 from the French port of ...

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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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