Monthly Archives: March 2016

The Basque-Irish Connection

As we have learned in class, numerous historians, linguists, ethnographers, and archaeologists alike have attempted to determine the true origin of the Basque people.  A variety of theories have been proposed, analogies drawn, and connections made between the Basque culture … Continue reading

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Basque Whalers

During the late Middle Ages and the following centuries, Basque fishermen had established themselves as world-renowned whalers. The local geography of the Basque Country made whaling both necessary and practical. The northern regions along the coast, such as Gipuzkoa and … Continue reading

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Gasteiz ongi etorria!

Gasteiz, Araban dago. Gasteiz, Araba hiriburua da. Eusko Jaurlaritza eta Eusko Legebiltzarra Gasteizen dira. Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatera, Arabako Campusa, Gasteizen dago. Gasteiz mendi altuak inguratuta da. Gasteiz handia da eta 241,082 pertsona ditu. Hau hiri kultur jaialdi asko daude adibidez: … Continue reading

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Mari

There is very little left of whatever religion or follklore from the Ancient Basques before Christianity arrived in  Basque country. There are very few relics and even less folklore to study.  Mari is one of the most famous Basque goddesses … Continue reading

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Marmitako – Tuna Stew

Another blog post, another excellent Basque recipe. This week’s recipe is Marmitako. The literal translation means ” from the pot”. Marmitako is  a wonderful stew made with tuna. This is a simple dish made with potatoes, tomatoes, onions, and peppers. … Continue reading

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Holly Brandy

  Holly Brandy is a hard rock band from Biscay that was formed in Bilbao, Spain. The band was formed in 2010 and consists of four main rockers:  Josu Misfits (singer & guitar), Jon Clip (main guitar), Iñigo Maroto (bass), and Andoni Ubiaga … Continue reading

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Eduardo Txillida Juantegi

1924ko urtarrilaren 10a: Eduardo Chillida (bere abizena Txillida euskaraz da) jaio da Donostian. 1942: Futbolera jokatu du Real Sociedad taldean. Bere posizioa atezain da. 1943: Bere belauna zauritu du eta ezin du futbolera jokatu. Madrilen, Txillidak arkitektura ikasi du, baina … Continue reading

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