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BASQUE LANGUAGE

Film, Iparralde, Society|

December 3rd is the International Day of the Basque Language. Established in 1949, the objective of this special day is to underscore the universal nature of the Basque language. On this occasion, we invite you [...]

EDUARDO CHILLIDA

Euskadi, Society|

Sculptor Eduardo Chillidia is one of the most well-known Basque artists of the 20th century. His sculptures have become landmarks in a number of public places both in the Basque Country and beyond. His story [...]

CORPUS CHRISTI IN OÑATI

Euskadi, Society|

The Basque Country is known for its festive character with over 3,000 yearly celebrations which are eagerly attended by the local inhabitants. We had the chance to attend many of these festivals which are the [...]

LANGUAGE GAMES

Short Video, Society|

The Bertso duel is a special cultural event where poets, artists and singers improvise poetry (bertso) in Basque language on a particular theme. The bertsularis take the stage and must create a poem about a [...]

OCHO APELLIDOS VASCOS

Euskadi, Society|

The movie Ocho apellidos vascos (8 last names) is breaking attendance records at the box office in Spain in 2014. The film tells the story of a man from southern Spain who falls in love [...]

BASQUE PRONUNCIATION

Music, Society|

The Basque Language is a phonetic language and its pronunciation is quite straightforward and easy for native speakers of English. All letters are pronounced but some have a special pronunciation in comparison with English. For [...]

HERRI URRATS

Iparralde, Society|

During our stay we visited the town of St-Pée-sur-Nivelle, in the French Basque Country, to attend the Herri Urrats festival. This fundraising event is organised by Seaska, the organization responsible for establishing and managing Ikastolas [...]

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