A Basque in Boise

“Etxepare in the World” photo contest

Yesterday, December 3, Basques around the world celebrated International Basque Language Day. In Boise, about 25 of us gathered at Leku-Ona downtown for pintxos and a couple hours of singing in Basque (check out the photos below).

To celebrate Basque Language Day, Etxepare Basque Institute organized a photo contest on Facebook for the students and teachers from the 38 culture lectureships they have spread among 15 countries. The top five photos will be chosen by popular vote on the Institute’s Facebook page, and then be judged by a jury at Etxepare to choose the winner.

You have until December 9 to give your vote, at any of Etxepare’s Facebook pages: Basque, Spanish, English, or French.

The winners’ names will be published online. the 10th of December. The prize for the winner student will be an intensive Basque course in the Basque Country during the summer, and there will be another prize for their Basque and Culture University reader too.

Thanks for passing by: ↓

brigi maria jesus Boise Mike Nere Patty

4 thoughts on ““Etxepare in the World” photo contest

  1. Nere

    Check out the pictures BSU students have submitted. (Renee Rohman and Joeun Baek) I hope you like one of them and you vote! Go to “Etxepare Euskal Institutua”, befriend it and vote!

  2. Nere

    Check out the pictures BSU students have submitted. (Renee Rohman and Joeun Baek) I hope you like one of them and you vote! Go to “Etxepare Euskal Institutua”, befriend it and vote!

  3. Rose Warrell

    My husband happened to be there and texted me and said, “I know what you are (your ethnicity)! You’re Basque! You and the girls have a lot of resemblances to them.” I would like to know if you all were of Basque descendent? I was adopted and the man who is believed to be my biological dad, I was told was Italian, but now I’m wondering if he was Basque or both Italian and Basque. Where would I look to find out more? There is so much information out there and I was wondering if there is a site that would educate me more about the Basque culture. Thank you! Also, the pictures were great! I really like the second one with the two young ladies.

  4. Rose Warrell

    My husband happened to be there and texted me and said, “I know what you are (your ethnicity)! You’re Basque! You and the girls have a lot of resemblances to them.” I would like to know if you all were of Basque descendent? I was adopted and the man who is believed to be my biological dad, I was told was Italian, but now I’m wondering if he was Basque or both Italian and Basque. Where would I look to find out more? There is so much information out there and I was wondering if there is a site that would educate me more about the Basque culture. Thank you! Also, the pictures were great! I really like the second one with the two young ladies.

  5. Henar Chico

    Hi Rose, it would be very helpful to know your biological dad’s last name, you then could go from there. There are sites to trace your ancestors, like The Historic Ecclesiastic Archive of Bizkaia (http://www.aheb-beha.org). I wish you luck!

  6. Henar Chico

    Hi Rose, it would be very helpful to know your biological dad’s last name, you then could go from there. There are sites to trace your ancestors, like The Historic Ecclesiastic Archive of Bizkaia (http://www.aheb-beha.org). I wish you luck!

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