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A float with a giant Txapela (beret) represented the Basques at the Ayacucho Veal Festival

03/22/2017

A giant Txaplea with the Basque club’s logo represented the Basques at the National Veal Festival in Ayacucho

The National Veal and Yerra Festival is one of the largest and most popular events in Ayacucho, Argentina.  Nearly 50,000 people have attended the event yarly over the last few years; its activities that last all week.  The Euskal Odola Basque Club is a faithful participant at the event.  This year, they participated with a float that included a giant Txapela (Basque beret) and also presented a queen candidate. 

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Pilota classes for children between the ages of 9-14 begin at the Hotel Anduiza Fronton in Boise

03/21/2017

 Pilota class in March 2017: Isabel, Todor Azurtza (instructor), Parker, Josu, Jon Mikel and Patxi (photo EuskalKultura.com)

Classes at the Hotel Anduiza fronton began just over two weeks ago.  Currently children between the ages of 9-14 are invited to participate. Classes are taught by Todor Azurtza, originally from Donostia, who is currently living in Boise.  So far six boys and girls are taking advantage of the class that takes place on Tuesdays. 

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Buenos Aires celebrating and the celebration is Basque: today a photo gallery of Buenos Aires Celebrates 2017

03/21/2017

Tamborrada has become the image of the Basque festival

Buenos Aires Celebrates is a tribute that the city of Buenos Aires pays to its foreign communities.  Sponsored by the municipal government, the activity takes place in the heart of the city on Avenida de Mayo.  Last Saturday the tribute to the Basque Country took place, gathering thousands of people, artists, Basque club representatives, including Argentine and Uruguayan institutions, Basque authorities...a world of people that came to enjoy and share the event. 

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Buenos Aires Celebrates the Basque Country 2017 and clausure of the 140th Anniversary of Laurak Bat

03/20/2017

Euskal Echea School students parading at the beginning of BAC

The Argentine capital city experienced a weekend of pure Basque culture: on Saturday Buenos Aires Celebrates the Basque Country returned to become one of the highest attended festivals in the community, with dance and music performances, food, culture and institutional stands.  On Sunday the 140th Anniversary festivities of Laurak Bat concluded with a banquet that was attended by numerous guests, with Argentine and Basque Government officials. 

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Atlanta, Georgia is the latest city in the US to boast a new euskal etxea, the Atlanta Basque Club

03/20/2017

The Atlanta Basque Club was established this year, the latest to be founded in the US

The idea that was tossed around family members, has now become a reality.  The Atlanta Basque Club is now taking steps to register itself as a non-profit organization so it can become a part of NABO and be officially recognized by the Basque Government.  This in an effort to gather the suspected 200 or so Basque families in the area. 

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