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Semana Vasca 2020 has started; see the contents that the Macachin Basque Club will upload to its social media through next Monday


Semana Vasca 2020, virtual edition
Semana Vasca 2020, virtual edition


Macachin, Argentina. Yesterday afternoon the Euzko Alkartasuna Basque Club, host of Semana Nacional Vasca 2020, inaugurated what will be a series of videos to commemorate these days that under normal circumstances would have marked a huge party in the Basque Diaspora in Argentina.  The original dates for this year’s Semana Vasca were November 16-Monday, November 23rd and its presential celebration has been posponed to next year.

The virtual program began with a greeting, a video showing the costumes by Magdalena Mignaburu, and a greeting from Euskal Herria from the Secretary General of Foreign Action of the Basque Government, Marian Elorza

Videos will be continued to be uploaded through Monday the 23rd with the majority being videos taken at the SNV 2015 in Macachin (some never seen before), as well as videos that have been made especially for the occasion.  During the week, there will also be raffles and many interesting surprise awards.  

Following is a program for what will be uploaded all week long.  Organizers have said that some modifications may occur, due to the pandemic with some of the community videos not being able to be completed yet.

Today, Tuesday, November 17

-Traveling Basque Cinema, with Carlos Gabilondo (memory of 2015)
-Authorities’ Reception (memory of 2015)
-Greeting from the Director of the Basque Community Abroad of the Basque Government, Gorka Álvarez Aranburu
-Greetings from Basque clubs

Wednesday 18 November

-Tributes (memory of 2015)
-Greeting from the delegate of the Basque Government in Argentina, Sara Pagola
-Introduction to the Evening 2015
-Evening (memory of 2015)
-Poetry by Marta Scalese (memory of 2015)

Thursday 19 November

-Virtual tour of the Trinkete
-Virtual rally
-Greeting from the mayor of Macachín, Jorge Luis Cabak
-Greetings from Basque clubs
-Harrijasotzaileak - weight lifters (souvenir from 2015)

Friday, November 20

-Jaiaren Izeba, tour of the town with music (memory of 2015)
-Greeting from Parliamentarian Jasone Agirre
-Virtual visit to the Salinas
-Txupinazo (memory of 2015)
-Virtual tour of the gym
-Dance (souvenir from 2015)

Saturday November 21

-Tamborrada (memory of 2015)
-Greeting from the president of FEVA Arantxa Anitua
-Virtual tour of the institution's gym
-Greetings from Basque clubs
-Virtual Gala 2020 (dances sent by the dance groups of the euskal etxeas)

Sunday November 22

-Plaza dances (waiting for confirmation to be able to do it live)
-Banquet (souvenir from 2015)
-Words of Basque students
-Greeting from Andoni Ortuzar, president of the EBB of EAJ-PNV
-Evening (memory of 2015)

Monday 23 November

-Greeting from pelotaris (from Basque clubs around the country)
-Seamstresses tea (souvenir from 2015)
-Virtual tour of the Hippodrome
-Closing greeting

Centro Vasco de Macachín on Facebook, Centro Vasco Euzko Alkartasuna.
Centro Vasco de Macachín on Instagram, cvmacachin

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