International Day of the Basque Language: 10 countries and a range of activities
Euskara. Kultura. Mundura.
Basques in the diaspora and Basque language students around the world can learn about the Basque language and culture on the International Day of the Basque Language, held this year on 3 December. Once again, the Etxepare Basque Institute will join in the activities organised by the partner lectureship programmes and cultural centres in Europe and the Americas.
The activities will take place this year in 10 countries, through cultural programmes organised within the international network of lectureships, many of which can be followed online.
The full list of this year´s events is shown below:
1 December, 2pm (Santiago)
Maider de Olmo Zubeldia, lecturer in Chile
Kinku Zinkunegi, head of the Euskara Munduan programme
Iñigo Asensio, director of the documentary ´Euskara Munduan´
Chicago, United States
University of Chicago
Basque and Catalan Movie Club - Bertsolaritza in the Basque Country: A unique tradition
Discussion and film screening
Breno and Prague, Czech Republic
Masaryk University and Karlova University
2 & 3 December
Screening of the film ´Dantza´ in Brno on 2 December. Conversation with Oier Araolaza about the film and Basque dances on 3 December.
The film will be screened at the University of Brno. The conversation with Araolaza will be online via Zoom on Friday 3 December at 12:00 noon. In English
Madre Mater University of Bologna and online
Talk: ´Studiare basco in un barnetegi´
Marta de Pedis and Claire d´Inca, students at the Amorebieta barnetegi (total immersion Basque language school), will talk about their experiences. De Pedis is currently a researcher at the University of the Basque Country and will talk about the importance of the Basque language in her professional and personal career.
La Plata, Argentina
University of La Plata
Talk: ´Material, clases, propuestas… para los estudiantes vascos de la Diáspora´ (In Spanish)
6pm in Argentina. 10pm in the Basque Country.
Professor Jon Urdangarin de Maizpide will talk about the Euskara Munduan programme.
Anyone not in La Plata is invited to follow the event on Zoom. Afterwards there will be a toast at the university.
University of Leipzig
Basque language class
Adam Mickiewicz University
Talks on Basque language and culture in Poland with Katarzyna Mirgos, Joanna Zawiszewska, Natalia Stolarska, students and alumni.
University of Barcelona and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)
Talk + Exhibition + Screening of Kimuak + Mintzodromoa
Lecture by Koldo Zuazo on Basque language and dialectology
Exhibition of the work of photographer and designer Igotz Ziarreta at the UAB and at the entrance to the university library.
Screen of Kimuak short films
On 10 December, a mintzodromoa (meeting for practicing spoken Basque) will be organised in collaboration with the Euskal Etxea and the Official Language School of Barcelona.
Lomonosov University in Moscow
Conversation with Nerea Madariaga, lecturer at the UPV / EHU, expert in Russian
Reno, United States
Thursday, 2 December
10-11:30am PST – 7-8:00pmCET
Xabier Irujo: Basque in exile
Asier Barandiaran: Basque in the Diaspora in verse and discourse
Eneko Bidegain: letters and spoken words
Mexico City, Mexico
Documentary ´Amari´ + meeting of Basque students