Basque Parliament is 30 years young!
Good day to you from an overcast Basque Country, that promises sun, sun, sun tomorrow.
Many of you will not realize that this is an important date for the Basque Country. Today – April 23rd – marks 30 years since the autonomous parliament was set up. Activities have been organized for the rest of the year.
We’ve got a weekend packed full of culture starting today in San Sebastian. Firstly, the Rompeolas festival has already started.This is an initiative organised to drive the city’s candidacy to be European Cultural Capital in 2016 and its 2 main ingredients are culture and citizen participation. The bells of the city were rung earlier to day, calling the people to come along and join in the fun!
Meanwhile, the 8th Human Rights Film Festival also kicked off today, with a week of feature lengths and shorts about current social issues from all around the world.
Don’t forget to read our Dos Paredes blog as Olaizola II, twice a former winner of the Manomanista Championship is the red hot favourite as he goes up on Saturday against Patxi Ruiz.
And if you like baseball, do you remember Mark Kurlansky, who famously wrote about Basques in his book “Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World”? In his latest book, Kurlansky traces the origins of the sport to the Dominican Republic.
Have a good weekend.