Smithsonian Folklife Festival: Basque: Innovation by Culture

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.


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