A couple of years ago, my friend Zigor Alkorta, chief photographer for Deia newspaper, asked me to write a small article on how I enjoy Bilbao’s Aste Nagusia (the biggest week of festivities in Bilbao), and I obliged.
As I wrote then, I barely look at the schedule of events to avoid that feeling of disappointment when I see what music bands I will miss this year, and I try not to imagine too hard what a blast my friends are having partying every night.
This year is easier than ever to feel involved or torture yourself if, like me, you can’t participate live in the fun. For hose of us who are forced to miss the festival for whatever reason (work or study commitments, or bitten by the love bug), the city of Bilbao has created a kit to raise awareness of the Bilbao festival in all those places where Bilbao ‘ex-pats’ have set up home. In these kits, friends living abroad will find everything they need to be able to celebrate their own Aste Nagusia wherever they are:
- Disposable camera
- Aste Nagusia glasses and handkerchief
- Pack of Maris
- Kalimotxo and Marmitako recipes
To register, just click here and fill out the registration form. You can do it in Basque, Spanish and English.
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