Villa María, Argentina. This Basque club in the province of Cordoba will begin its 75th anniversary program this week. On Wednesday, September 29th at 7pm mass will be celebrated at the Father of the Trinity Church and at 8pm a commemorative plaque will be unveiled, followed by a toast at the clubhouse. The festivities will continue on Saturday, October 2nd, at the Sociedad Rural in Villa Maria.
On Saturday the celebration will begin at 7pm with a formal ceremony that will include standard-bearers, hymns, Aurresku, renewal of the Basque Club Mayor and recognition of founding families, collaborators, the “emakumeak,” former presidents and directors of cultural activities. Dinner will begin at 9pm following protocols and with limited capacity.
Due to health restrictions, dinner tickets must be reserved ahead of time by calling 0353 156 579 803, between 4pm and 8pm, or by leaving a message via WhatsApp outside of these hours on the same number.
The logo seen on the club’s 75th anniversary posters was chosen as part of a contest that club members organized. The winner and creator of the logo was Karen Estrada, member and dantzari, who is studying architecture and graphic design at UNC, National University of Cordoba.
The typical Basque typography and the image of the facade of a baserri with the Argentine flag and Ikurriña are seen, “express the values of preservation of Basque identity and culture,” the club explains.
More information on the events program, here.