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The San Nicolas Basque Club continues its successful daily online talks: Do you have a Basque topic or experience to present?

04/18/2020

Paradoxically, isolation brings us together.  It reduces distances that make it difficult to meet in large countries like Argentina to zero, and even allows us to overcome borders between cities, countries and even continents. New technologies are supporting gatherings at the Basque club in San Nicolas that has taken the lead in this regard. A few days after isolation began; the Basque club began transmitting, ...

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The Denak Elgarrekin Association in Lourdes is publishing a Basque phrase daily on Facebook, in Basque and French

04/17/2020

2020 marks the 27th year of the "L’Amicale des Basques de Bigorre” seen here, last year’s General Assembly lunch (photo Lurdesactu.fr) Denak Elgarrekin is the Basque association in Bigorre, in Gascony, that includes Basques who wish to maintain and transmit the Basque culture and feeling in the area of Lourdes.  As everyone else, they are also confined to their houses because of the Coronavirus. The association that is active all year long has a choir and a dance group that usually participates in the area when a Basque presence or ...

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Notable acceptance by US Basques of the proposal of Basque masses online with Aita Antton from California

04/17/2020

Aita Antton Egiguren celebrating mass online last Sunday in Basque and English in Merced, California “My proposal consists of online mass in Euskera and English every Sunday at 9am local time,” Antton Egiguren tells EuskalKultura.eus from Merced, a Franciscan priest who currently serves as the Basque chaplain in the US.  Aita Antton originally came to the US in 2014, to Boise, Idaho and some months ago, moved to Merced with the current challenge of providing services in its languages to the ...

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Gorka Alvarez says that the resolution for Gaztemundu won’t be published until the Coronavirus has passed

04/17/2020

Alvarez during his presentation yesterday shared on social media The Director of the Basque Government’s Directorate for the Basque Community Abroad, Gorka Alvarez Aranburu, published a video yesterday on social media to explain that latest on its program for individuals in dire need, as well as Gaztemundu, both published or approved by the Governing Council this week. Due to the Coronavirus, the deadline for grants for those in dire need won’t begin until the ...

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Basque clubs in the Southern Cone adapt and begin their 2020 Euskera courses teaching online

04/17/2020

Students at the Union Vasca Basque Club in Bahia Blanca studying Basque on Zoom With Basque clubs closed by the quarantine, in countries like the ones in the Southern Cone, where the school year follows the natural year and begins after in March/April, the beginning of face-to face classes, including Euskera classes, has been pushed back.  It has taken some days, even some weeks, but Basque students and teachers have “worked for it,” facing the end of face-to-face activities, ...

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Main Basque events in the US cancelled this year due to COVID-19, including NABO Convention and Jaialdi

04/16/2020

The 2020 Winnemucca Basque Festival is among those cancelled this year In reality, not only in regards to the Basque Diaspora, and not only in the United States, but in this article we concentrate on the US Basque Diaspora.  Two and a half weeks ago we published an article about events in the Diaspora cancelled due to the Coronavirus, and since then the most pessimistic forecasts have been confirmed, with a large number of the events that were still planned then being ...

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Traveling Basque Cinema returns virtually: online screenings and discussions on social media. Tomorrow at Euskaltzaleak

04/16/2020

First 2020 event for the Traveling Basque Film Program, virtually at Euskaltzaleak.  Seen here, Carlos Gabilondo, in good company Even if it seems like a movie at times, the pandemic is a reality that is affecting everyone and obliges everyone to adapt.  In the case of the Traveling Basque Film project (Cine Vasco Itinerante - Euskal Zinema Ibiltaria), a program that screens films by Basque creators at Basque clubs in Argentina, led by Carlos Gabilondo will begin its 2020 season this Friday virtually. The chosen film will be enjoyed ...

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Pedro Oiarzabal resumes his collaboration with EuskalKultura.eus today with “The Basque Diaspora on Standby”

04/15/2020

Oiarzabal, a Basque that shares part of his life in the Diaspora, begins sharing his reflections today in these pages (foto Seana Ni Bhaoil © 2019) Pedro J. Oiarzabal, Basque researcher from Bilbao begins a periodic collaboration with EuskalKultura.eus today with the generic title “Diaspora Bizia.” Beginning today and then after every three or four weeks, this expert professor of Basque Diaspora will publish his thoughts in our Blog Section.  Today’s column, entitle “The Basque Diaspora on Standby,” discusses how the pandemic ...

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The call for 2020 grants for individuals in dire need in the Diaspora was published yesterday in the Official Bulletin of the Basque Country

04/15/2020

The Official Bulletin of the Basque Country (BOPV-EHAA) published on June 18th corresponding to the 2020 grant program The Official Bulletin of the Basque Country (BOPV-EHAA) included the Resolution dated April 2, 2020 yesterday from the Secretary General of Foreign Action “announcing aid for Basque clubs aimed to take care of the needs of those in dire need in Basque communities abroad in 2020.” The deadline to apply would normally begin today, and run through May 15th, however, a suspension and renewal of terms, is now ...

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The Basque Government has given the green light to Gaztemundu 2020, this year dedicated to Basque gastronomy

04/14/2020

Gaztemundu feedback: once participants return to their Basque clubs, they share what they have learned with others there Gaztemundu is comprised of staying in the Basque Country for two weeks for an instructional stay organized annually by the Basque Government for youth between the ages of 18 and 35 from Basque clubs all around the world.  Fifteen youth are invited to come to Euskal Herria, this year to learn more about Basque cooking while getting to know the country better.  The Governing Council of the Basque Government ...

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