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Feeling Homeland by Means of Football

Many people have put all their senses at the Luzhniki football stadium in Moscow. But even before the final match, this football championship has taken the attention of the world. But it has also served to make homeland abroad; For many (now) Basque citizens who came from different countries it has been an excuse to join people who came from their same country and to enjoy it together: to applaud, celebrate, comfort each other …

Traditional Way Pig Slaughtering

Pig slaughter is a popular tradition existing in various European countries, widespread since ancient times and made by hand, with different peculiarities depending on the place in which it is held. It is performed once a year, traditionally takes place in the autumn and early winter, as the cold is required as a natural method of preserving the relatively large quantities of meat during the butchering.

KORRIKA, running to promote a language

Korrika (‘Running’ in Basque) is a symbolic biannual race where participants run across the Basque Country to promote their language and encourage people to speak it; and to collect funds for Basque language teaching centres for adults. As they run, participants carry a baton which they pass from hand to hand, kilometre upon kilometre, without interruption.

Korrika

KORRIKA RUNNING TO PROMOTE A LANGUAGE Gari Garaialde Korrika (‘Running’ in Basque) is a symbolic biannual race where participants run across the Basque Country to promote their language and encourage people to speak it; and to collect funds for Basque...

Bellringers (zirriborroa)

by GARI GARAIALDE JOALDUNAK, BELLRINGERS TO REPELL THE DEMONS (TRADITIONAL CARNIVAL IN THE PYRENEES) VALLEY OF BAZTAN, Navarre – For three days this little spot located on the banks of Ezkurra river, in the north of Pamplona, gets inmerse in a very peculiar carnival...
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