Chino Celebrated its 49th Annual Basque Picnic
The Chino Basque Club hosted its 49th Annual Picnic last weekend. The event, always held on Labor Day Weekend, was filled with good food, good music, and lots of dancing. The festivities began on Saturday with a dinner and entertainment provided by Menditarrak a singing group from Iparralde. Sunday began with mass celebrated by Aita Altuna and featuring Besta Berri. The day continued with lunch, Basque dance performances by the local club dancers including Gauden Bat, and more singing with Menditarrak, and visiting bertsolari Jesus Goñi. Sunday concluded with a dance to the music of Xoriak from the Basque Country. On the Monday, the Centro Basco held its traditional breakfast. Below, enjoy a video by EuskalKazeta.com To view more of EuskalKazeta's videos of the picnic, visit their Facebook page.
Open Archives of Navarre
We have learned from Antzinako, a Basque genealogy and local history association, that the Government of Navarre offers an online portal called Archivo Abierto or "open archive." The archive is always growing and contains a variety of documents pertaining to the province's history and culture. One particularly interesting collection contains maps and iconography dating from the sixteenth through the twentieth century. To view and search the holdings of the open archive click here.
Game of Thrones To Film In Basque Country
We were alerted by some of our readers who are also Game of Thrones fans that the show will begin filming in the Basque Country next month. The HBO Series is slotted to film part of its seventh season in Barrika, Bizkaia on Muriola Beach with casting to begin there on October 5. If you'd like to read the article in El Correo, click here.