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The 19th edition of the “Batiburrillo” Festival, a Paraguayan dish of Basque origin, iconic in the city of San Juan Bautista was a success

02/03/2020

The Batiburrillo Festival is celebrated every year in San Juan Bautista, Paraguay, in honor of the “Basque Immigrant,” Sebastian Sasiain (photo Última Hora/EFE) The Batiburrillo is a stew prepared mainly based on beef and porc bits whose creation is attributed to Basque Sebastian Sasiain Zubillaga and his wife Brigida Zubia Erostarbe who came to Paraguay in 1926. Preserved by their descendants and converted over the years into a culinary icon in the Department of Misiones, and especially in its capital, San Juan Bautista, the Batiburrillo is currently the main attraction at ...

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The new board of directors of the Magdalena Basque Club celebrated San Sebastian and planted an oak in Memory Park

02/03/2020

The Ongi Etorri Basque Club in Magdalena planted an oak in Memory Park Encouraged by the new air that the local Euskal Etxea breathes, the Basque community of Magdalena, in the province of Buenos Aires, celebrated San Sebastian Day with a ceremony in Memory Park.  There, members and friends of the Ongi Etorri Basque Club, planted an oak and unveiled a commemorative plaque.  The event was also attended by city officials including Mayor Gonzalo Peluso.

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Fermin Alzugaray, originally from Lesaka, passed away in Elko and his friends have organized a crowdfunding to help

01/31/2020

Fermin Alzugaray passed away in Elko, NV on January 24, 2020 On January 24th, Fermin Alzugaray  passed away at the Elko Hospital at the age of 84, after battling various types of cancer.  Originally from Lesaka, his friends have organized a crowdfunding campaign, GoFund, in hopes of raising money to help with his medical expenses, family travel as well as funeral costs. The goal is to raise $3,000, and when this article was published, they had reached $1,492.00 ...

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With the Summer Barnetegi in Argentina, a new group started Euskara Munduan in South America

01/31/2020

The Etxepare Basque Institute put a new Euskara Munduan group together that began their training at the 2020 Summer Barnetegi in San Nicolas The transmission chain of the Basque languages has not been broken with another 15 teachers trained in the Euskara Munduan Program that concluded their training with the possibility of accrediting their level of Euskera last July.  The Euskal Etxea in San Nicolas then welcomed a new group of 35 future teachers from Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay.  In the worlds of Etxepare Institute representative ...

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The Basque festival agenda in Argentina is coming together: BAC, Aberri Eguna in Cañuelas, Semana Vasca…

01/31/2020

Logo for Semana Nacional Vasca Argentina in Machachin 2020 2020 is moving along and Basque clubs in Argentina besides planning their annual programs are also keeping an eye on regional and national activities.  Not only to be able to participate in the programs, but also, and above all to be a leading part of the events that shapes the image of the Basque community, in their communities.

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Do you want to know your Basque ancestry, what village or farm you are from? Get your own personalized family book

01/24/2020

“Tus Apellidos Vascos,” (Your Basque Last Names) provides a wonderful opportunity to get to know your origins in Euskal Herria and will make you a family book How many times have you wondered about your origins in the Basque Country? Who were your ancesters, where they were from, how many kids they had and what was their legacy?  Have you wanted to know your Basque town, what farmhouse they came from, if it's still there or know your Basque relatives? Why they traveled to the new world: the war, exile or simply looking for a better ...

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Euskal etxeas in different parts of the world join in the Donostia festivities with their own Tamborradas

01/20/2020

Tamborrada in Bahia Blanca, Argentina, during Semana Vasca 2019 with participants from multiple euskal etxeak (photo EuskalKultura.eus) January 20th  is San Sebastian day, day of the Tamborrada and festivities in the city of Donostia-San Sebastian.  Beginning at midnight and lasting for 24 hours, thousands of tamborreros run the streets of the capital in all of the neighborhoods, districts, playing  pieces created especially for this day in the 19th century by local composer, Raimundo Sarriegi.  As other customs and ...

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Boiseko Ikastola needs teachers for the 2020-2021 school year, deadline January 15, 2020

01/07/2020

Boiseko ikastola, ezina ekinez egina This is the ad published by Boiseko ikastola at BasqueMuseum.eus: Boiseko Ikastola, the Basque language immersion preschool in Boise, Idaho, is looking for instructors for the 2020-2021 school year.  Boiseko Ikastola is a preschool program that prepares students, age 3-5 for Kindergarten using the Basque Country’s Nubaris curriculum.  One of the many goals of Boiseko Ikastola is to prepare ...

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See you January 31st!

01/01/2020

With 2020 already here, our newsletter has once again reached the change of the year.  “You are kaskagorrak (stubborn/persistent)!” a friend told us on December 24th, reminding us that despite our economical troubles, this newsletter continues to add years, against the wind and the tide, true to the commitment made to the Diaspora and with its readers back in 2001.  It is possible that this ...

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The Euzko Etxea in Necochea prepares its January activities: Festival of Collectivities and San Sebastian Festivities

12/31/2019

San Sebastian Day 2018 in Necochea While it is cold in Euskal Herria, the southern hemisphere is enjoying heat during the first weeks of summer here.  Although many clubs in this part of the world are enjoying a well-deserved rest,, others, like that in Necochea, an important touristic club in the country, will continue working diffusing the Basque culture to their summer visitors. As such, the club will host the following events during the last ...

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