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The Chilean group “Hilario Olazaran,” represented Euskal Herria at the International Folklore Day Celebration

09/21/2021

The 2021 celebration of the International Day of Folklore in Chile was virtual.  See the video by the “Hilario Olazaran” group For the eighth year in a row, the local “Hilario Olazaran Txileko Dantza eta Txistu Taldea,” joined in the celebration organized by Antumapu, the professional folkloric ballet in Chile, on August 22nd to contribute typical music and dances from Euskal Herria on the International Folklore Day celebration.  Due to protocols in place due to the pandemic, activities took place virtually with the Basque ...

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Affected and halted by the pandemic, the Iparraldeko Euskal Etxea in Buenos Aires holds elections

09/20/2021

The Iparraldeko Euskal Etxea in Buenos Aires was founded in the capital city in 1895 The Iparraldeko Euskal Etxea in Buenos Aires or Centro Vasco Frances was founded in 1895 and it held its General Assembly on September 14th at its clubhouse.  The situation caused by the pandemic strongly affected the club who have seen all of its cultural events cancelled since the beginning of the lock down.

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Donostia: Today is the last day to enroll in the AEMI 2021 Conference about Diasporas and their homelands

09/20/2021

The Basque Government, through its Directorate for the Basque Community Abroad, has been a member of the AEMI since 2007 This Monday, September 20th is the deadline for anyone wishing to attend, as presenters or audience members.  The AEMI (Association of European Migration) will hold its 2021 meeting and conference on September 20-October 1 at the Miramar Palace in Donostia-San Sebastian, organized by the Basque Government's Directorate for the Basque Community Abroad.

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Would you like to learn Basque in Valencia? The Laurak Bat Basque Club embarks on a the new 2021-22 academic year

09/20/2021

Enrollment is open for Basque classes at the Valencia Basque club Totally presential or if you prefer so online, the Laurak Bat Basque Club in Valencia is providing Basque classes for another year, beginning in October to run through June.  You can check schedules for each group and level on its website that will be finalized when enrollment, levels, preferences and available of students and teachers are adjusted.

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Peru: The Trujillo Basque Club invites you to a virtual reunion of people and families with the Goicoechea last name

09/17/2021

 If you know any Goicoechea/Goikoetxeas let them know! As part of its cultural dissemination and legacy of ancestors from Trujillo, Peru and other places and countries in their surrounding cities and town, the Trujilloko Euskal Etxea has organized an online gathering this Sunday, September 19th, for anyone whose last name is Goicoechea/Goikoetxea and its variants.

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The Chascomus Basques inaugurated the expansion of their clubhouse and gradually return to in person activities

09/17/2021

Zingirako Euskaldunak inaugurated its new kitchen and hall The Chascomus Zingirako Euskaldunak Basque Club could finally share the joy of its new space and expansion that will facilitate more recreational and gastronomical activities.  The remodeling of the kitchen and hall, with a capacity of 100 guests, began a year ago, during the pandemic and was inaugurated on September 8th as part of the club’s Basque Diaspora Day festivities in conjunction with its ...

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Basque clubs in Argentina joined in the second Virtual Basque Week hosted by the Basque Community BC in Chile

09/17/2021

Dantzaris from Villa Maria at the 2nd Virtual Basque Week organized by the Basque Community of Chile Basque Club Due to the current health situation, the Basque Community of Chile Basque Club celebrated the second annual Basque Week virtually in July-August.  The proposal carries with it the sadness of not being able to gather in person at the clubhouse where activities normally take place.  This year’s event was a success since thanks to being virtual, some Basque clubs in Argentina, including dance groups, ...

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The Navarrese Government invites to a tribute to the Navarrese exiles to take place on Sunday September 19 in Elizondo

09/16/2021

“Babesaren Muga – Border of Refuge,” work by Mikel Iriarte that was erected in 2020 in Elizondo as a point of memory A few months ago, the Navarrese Institute of Memory published the provisional census of Navarrese exiles, which gives an account of the Navarrese who, as a consequence of the military coup of 1936, had to go into exile.  To remember them and pay tribute to them all, the Government of Navarre, will hold an event next Sunday September 19th in Elizondo, as part of the program “Navarrese Exile. Exile, ...

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Pedro Oiarzabal reminds us that the Gaztemundu youth program began 25 years ago today in his blog “Diaspora bizia”

09/16/2021

You will be surprised by the list of participants who participated in Gaztemundu 1996.  Do you recognize anyone? Twenty-five years ago today, September 16, 1996, marked the beginning of the first Gaztemundu Program organized by the Basque Government.  That year 60 youth from the Diaspora participated coming from eight countries.  The majority of them had never been in Euskal Herria before.  Pedro Oiarzabal, was also part of the organization and took part in the experience that shocked him.  This is how he ...

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The Basque Parliament’s Culture Commission visited yesterday the Archive of the Basque Diaspora in Bilbao

09/16/2021

An image of yesterday’s visit to the Archive of the Basque Diaspora by a delegation from the Basque Parliament Representatives of the Basque Parliament’s Culture Commission led by its president Jasone Agirre Garitaonaindia, visited the Archive of the Basque Diaspora yesterday that continues to make progress and grow within the Basque Historical Archive.  They were welcomed by Borja Aginagalde, head of the Archive, and Gorka Alvarez Aranburu Director of the Basque Community Abroad, while Anabell V. Rodriguez ...

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