Viedma, Argentina. The Aberri Etxea Basque Club did not want the pandemic to cloud the celebration of its 25th anniversary, which has been carrying out a complete program of activities virtually. Starting this week, however, health measures now allow some in person activities following protocols, and the club invites everyone to an Exhibition on Basque Mythology, which it will offer this Saturday on the city’s waterfront.
Ruben Suarez, doctor of History and member of the Board of Directors and culture chairperson of the club, told EuskalKultura.eus that the project arose from an idea that club president Rocio Basterra had that immediately sparked enthusiasm on the board, and among club members who were anxious to participate, preparing characters costumes and stories. And so, this Saturday the Basque Mythology Exhibition will take place from 4:30-6:30pm.
The goddess Mari, Basajaun, Akerbeltz, the Sorginak and Lamiak will come back to life thanks to various members. Ruben Suarez will be Tartalo, and anthropologist, Joxemiel Barandiaran, will have his place in the show, whose aim is to acquaint everyone with Basque legends and myths with the motto, “Izena duena, bada” (if it has a name, it exists).
Main Festivities in November
The club also confirmed that the main festivities for its 25th anniversary will take place in November, and it is possible that these mythological characters return for the occasion. But, just in case, don’t miss this Saturday’s debut!