I was a small child, standing on my tiptoes to reach the edge of the window. I remember hearing shots and broken glass. Later, I learned that policemen were shooting rubber balls at a group of people that was throwing rocks and crystal bottles in flames. READ MORE »»
Les fetes, las fiestas or jaiak: a summer visit to the Basque Country would not be complete without hitting a local festival. Karmengo Jaiak in Donostia includes a competition to grab the ikurriña off a greased mast. READ MORE »»
Peñas or small bands parade through the streets during the festivals.
Update: Hella Basque author Anne Marie writes about the great food that is consistently served at Basque Cultural Center events -- so good that she forgoes sitting with her friends to join her parents so she can be a piggy over the steak dinner and... Read More »