I talked about this last week, but I had it thrown in together in the same post with a couple other Basque-related news. However, I think it’d be very cool if we got Google to create a doodle to celebrate the Basque language, so I decided to give the news its own post.
December 3rd is International Basque Day, established in 1949 by the Basque Studies Societies, a private scientific-cultural entity founded in 1918 as a permanent instrument for the development of Basque culture.
Like every year, Basques in Boise will gather once again at Boise’s Basque Block to celebrate with games, food, and singing. Meet at the Basque Museum at 6:00 pm on Monday, December 3rd, and then move over to Leku-Ona at 7:00 pm for appetizers and singing.
If there is no events in your city to celebrate this day, or you already have a previous commitment, you can still contribute by participating in a campaign to ask Google for a doodle of Basque language. From October 30th to December 1st, the Basque Studies Societies website will be collecting petitions to Google for a doodle of Basque language, which will be sent to Google on December 3rd. Those who wish to sign should click here. I did it last week, it’s very easy. Besides your signature, you can also leave your message on behalf of the Basque Language.
(I just checked and we’re up to 13954 signatures so far.)
For more information, you can read the entire article on the eitb.com website.
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