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Are you between the ages of 15-17 and live in the Diaspora? EuskarAbentura provides a unique opportunity to tour Euskal Herria

01/12/2021

Poster for EuskarAbentura 2021 EuskarAbentura is an initiative that provides 120 youth in Euskal Herria and the Diaspora the chance to tour Euskal Herria on foot for a month during the summer, getting to connect first hand in Euskera, to our culture, geography, and customs.  It is also a very special opportunity to make new Basque friends. Besides passing through various towns, participants enjoy the luxury of expert local guides and ...

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The Euzko Etxea in New York will adorn the walls of its clubhouse with a Basque mural by Basque artist Guillermo Zubiaga

01/11/2021

Guillermo Zubiaga's project for the Eusko Etxea Basque Club's entrance hall in New York After completing the remodeling of the clubhouse of the Euzko Etxea in New York, the oldest Basque club in North America announced another step that will be a plus to the headquarters on Eckford Street.  The club’s board of directors have approached Guillermo Zubiaga, cartoonist and illustrator originally from Barakaldo who has resided in the city since 1990, to create a mural of Basque motifs. Zubiaga ...

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“Herria gogoan” CD is now on sale by the “Hegaldia” men’s choir at Pau’s Basque club, get your copy!

01/11/2021

Enjoy the music of “Hegaldia” on its latest CD “Herria gogoan” for only 15 Euros The Lagunt eta Maita Basque Club in Pau announced that the CD “Herria gogan,” by the club’s men’s choir, is now available to purchase. The album that contains 14 songs was recorded in September and October in the chapel of Our Lady of Guindales, near Pau.  The situation created by the pandemic didn’t make the process any easier, but the work is now a reality and can be purchased ...

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The Basque Museum in Boise takes over for NABO and creates a 2021 Basque calendar: get yours

01/08/2021

In the NABO weekly newsletter, Astero, they mentioned that the federation that is comprised of Basque clubs and associations in North America will not publish its traditional wall calendar this year. As such, and to fill the void in many Basque homes all over the country, the Basque Museum and Cultural Center in Boise has created its own, so that the tradition isn’t lost. This calendar can be ...

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Olentzero around the world (last installment): videos greeting children in Mexico City and in Sydney, Australia

01/08/2021

Two last images with the Olentzero greeting children at Basque clubs in Sydney and Mexico City Today is the last installment including videos from the Olentzero at Basque clubs in different countries.  With two last videos, from Mexico and Sydney.  In a previous article we talked about Sydney, but now we can show you the video.  In the case of Mexico City, this is a video with the Olentzero explaining to the children that due to the pandemic, he could not make his usual visit, but ...

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The Euskal Erria Publishers in Montevideo launch “Cultura vasca y Uruguay…,” by Asier Barandiaran and Alberto Irigoyen

01/08/2021

"Cultura vasca y Uruguay: Bertsos, poesías y poetas" by Asier Barandiaran and Alberto Irigoyen (Euskal Erria Publishers, Montevideo, 2020) The book is entitled, Cultura vasca y Uruguay: Bertsos, poesías y poetas (Basque Culture and Uruguay: Bertsos, Poetry and Poets) and is a poetic anthology of Basque and Uruguayan writers alike with Basqueness and Uruguay as ties. Using broad criteria, Asier Barandiaran (Euskal Herria) and Alberto Irigoyen (Uruguay), collect works by Basque authors such as those of “Koplarien Guduak,” who in 1853, ...

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The Basque Government asks for contributions of objects and document to the Archive of the Basque Diaspora

01/07/2021

The Minister of Culture and the Secretary General of Foreign Action of the Basque Government visited the Archive of the Basque Diaspora The Basque Government’s Minister of Culture, Bingen Zupiria, and the Secretary General of Foreign Action, Marian Elorza visited the Historic Archive of Euskadi this morning where the Archive of the Basque Diaspora was created two years ago.  They were with the Director of the Basque Community Abroad, Gorka Alvarez Aranburu, along with the directors of Heritage at of the Archive, and technician ...

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The Brussels Basque Club asks for the support of Basques and friends that live in, or visit Belgium: Become a member for 25 Euros

01/07/2021

These are not easy times, but our Basque clubs fight with determination and imagination to stay alive.  In Brussels, the local Euskal Etxea, has once again launched a campaign to attract new members, and this time with a special call to all Basques and Euskaltzales in Belgium, or those that visit, or plan to visit the city at some point for their support. During these delicate times that solidarity support is ...

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Asking youth in the Diaspora, “Why do you want to maintain ties with your Basque heritage?” Send us your answer

01/05/2021

Your responses and commentaries really interest us: “Why do you want to maintain ties with your Basque heritage?" Pedro J. Oiarzabal, researcher and Diaspora expert has published another installment in his blog (here in Basque, here in Spanish) where he comments and poses questions to youth in Euskal Herria and the Diaspora.  There you can read the response that youth from Euskal Herria have provided. But, as we said, he has also addressed Basque youth in the Diaspora, who he asks the following:

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Do you know about Boga, the US academic Basque journal in English? Coordinated by John Ysursa and available online

01/05/2021

Covers of the last four Issues of the Basque Studies journal in English “Boga” The Basque-American Academic Journal, “Boga,” has reached its eighth year at the Basque Studies Consortium, with Dr. John Ysursa serving as its principal editor.  “Boga,” took over in 2013 from the Journal of Basque Studies in America published since the 80s by the Society of Basque Studies n America, also with Ysursa serving as its editor in its later years.

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