Necochea, Argentina. 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 two weeks of January.
January 16-19, they will participate in the local Festival of Foreign Collectivities, at the Miguel Lillo Park. There will be stands with typical dishes, dancing, Otxote will perform and they will begin to join in the festivities in Donostia as members of the Euzko Etxea also play the Tamborrada.
After the festival, San Sebastian Festivities will begin on the 20th – an important date for the local Basque community with the following program:
- Monday, January 20th, 20hs, mass at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Villa Díaz Vélez (Necochea beach) followed by a txikiteo at the club
- Thursday, January 23rd, Triki-Poteo through the streets of the city
- Friday, January 24th, Pintxo Eguna in the hall recreated to look like the Plaza de la Constitución
- Saturday, January 25th, dance and election of the club’s mayor, Tamborrada and Basque dancing
The Basque club has also announced that pilota may also be included in the program
-Information will continue to be updated on Facebook, at Centro Vasco Necochea.