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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Laurak Bat Basque Club has published a map that indicates the placement of the various stands, gazebos, stages, along with the various entities participating in tomorrow’s Buenos Aires Celebrates the Basque Country Festival 2017, in the middle of the capital city, on Ave. de Mayo at the intersection with Bolivar and Chacabuco.
As reported by the Academy of the Basque Language, Piarres Charritton, Euskaltzain Emeritus, passed away in Baiona. Born in Hazparne, Lapurdi, he was 95 years old. He lived at various times of his life outside of the Basque Country and was one of the instigators and founders of the Euskal Etxea in Paris.
The Provincial Council of Bizkaia leads a mission in Massachusetts together with universities, several companies and the technology centres Tecnalia and IK4. The renowned Venture Café, a forum for entrepreneurs, has hosted an information event to publicize Bizkaia and its policies on innovative business creation and talent attraction.
The Argentine Film Series at the Euskal Etxea in Gral. Rodriguez began with the projection of two shorts and then the film Amama. Coordinated by Carlos Gabilondo, the event was very successful and attracted a large audience that didn’t only enjoy the film but also stayed and had dinner with their hosts. The series will continue all year long interspersing Basque and Argentine films.
EuskalKultura.com is preparing its interactive stand for this Saturday at the Buenos Aires Celebrates the Basque Country Festival with photos, prizes and raffles for all that visit them. There will be a raffle every hour with stickers, CDs, books and Basque products, along with a special raffle for a tablet. To participate in the hourly raffles, all you have to do is answer some simple questions. In the second case, all you have to do is take a selfie at our stand and send it to social media. Come and visit us! Contest rules to follow.