A bronze hand from the 1st century BC has been found on Mount Irulegi with the oldest known inscription in the Basque language to date. President Chivite presented the discovery, which she described as a “historic milestone of the first order”.
On the weekend of 19-20 November, free guided tours will be offered to farmhouses and farms producing local produce in the Debagoeina region. The visits will be conducted by the producers or managers.
This coming Sunday, 23 October, a new edition of the ‘Gatz Eguna’ (The Salt Day) will be held in the municipality of Leintz Gatzaga, in the region of Debagoiena. This will be the sixth edition of the ‘Gatz Eguna’, a very good opportunity to discover the heritage of this village in Gipuzkoa.
Bilbao City Council has organised three Herri Kirolak (basque sports) exhibitions until the end of the year. The first will be this Saturday 24th September in Zorrotza, the second on the 2nd October in Deusto and the last on the 27th November in the Plaza de la Casilla.
From the forges and farmhouses with wine presses to today’s industry, the region has undergone a long process of industrialisation, mainly centred on iron, a characteristic element of our personality. Urola Garaia Turismo in collaboration with Basquetour and Gipuzkoa Turismoa has organised a day of Industrial Tourism for this weekend.
The City Councils of Bilbao, Vitoria-Gasteiz and Donostia, as well as the Basque Government are promoting a new women’s pelota tournament: 3 Hiriburuak, in which 60 pelotaris (federated and non-federated) will take part. The semi-finals will be played in Bilbao on 9 October. The quarter-finals will be played in Vitoria-Gasteiz on 2 October and the final will take place in Donostia on 16 October.
Orio in the women’s category and Urdaibai in the men’s category have been proclaimed as favourites to win the coveted La Concha Flag this year. The girls are 2 seconds ahead of Donostia Arraun Lagunak, their competitors, and the boys are 7 seconds ahead of Hondarribia.
Rumours spoke of an army of shadows that always rode in the light of the full moon. Their cries were a harbinger of devastation. When Comanche horsemen entered New Mexico in the early 18th century, they declared war on the white man and cornered the Spanish settlers in their own forts.
Three years later, the Town Hall has once again become the epicentre of the festivities with an institutional reception that has brought together more than 200 people and has paid tribute to Pedro Prieto, of the konpartsa Moskotarrak.
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