Smithsonian Folklife Festival: Basque: Innovation by Culture

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Easily the biggest Basque news in the United States in 2016 is that the Smithsonian Folklife Festival will be featuring the Basque culture this summer. From June 29 to July 4 and from July 7-10, Washington DC will celebrate the Basque culture and the contributions the Basques have made to the world.

You can learn more about the festivities by visiting the Smithsonian website.

A number of other bloggers are also highlighting the festival, and it is worth checking out their take on it: A Basque in BoiseThe Center for Basque Studies, euskalkultura.comEuskal Kazeta, Basque Whalers, and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival itself.

7 thoughts on “Smithsonian Folklife Festival: Basque: Innovation by Culture”

  1. Speaking of Basque Whalers, there is an article in Piecework magazine, ” Wool, Whaling and the Red Bay Burial, January/February 2014. The article includes instruction on how to knit a Basque whaler’s cap based on fragment found in a burial excavation of a Basque whaling station in Red Bay, Labrador, Canada.

    It looks very simple, even modern–almost like a skull cap.

    Monique

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