Urte Berri On!
Merry Christmas &
Happy New Year!
Feliz Navidad y
The usual first
dance to begin the "mutil dantzak" of Baztan is Aunitz Urtez.
The dancers come out to form a circle, and as they do so they
greet the audience with the exclamation "Aunitz urtez" which
translates as "for many years." Then second part is for each
dancer to turn to the dancer behind as they exchange greetings.
The front dancer turns to the
dancer behind and places his beret atop his and says:
Aunitz urtez: "For many years"
The back dancer
then responds to the front dancer:
Bertze hainbertze! "The same to you"