This article was translated by John R. Bopp
Today, we want to bring you what we think is a tiny jewel: a report, about five minutes long, filmed in 1977, taking about Basques in the US, their history, their way of life, and how they celebrate their festivals every summer.
Really, finding this and being able to share it with our readers is a gift we give ourselves and to all who read it. But we’re sure that, of everyone who reads it, it will be the Basques in that part of the world who will feel it the most. We have no doubt that this look back, 35 years ago, is going to bring back memories for the Basques in that part of the States.
It’s also served to make us once again proud to feel like we’re a part of that same community that is made up of these extraordinary people who have been able to preserve their roots despite the distance. We also really like the image of a happy people, proud of their roots, that the report portrays.
Enjoy it as much as we did!
Historic Films Stock Footage – 22/5/2012- USA
BASQUE FESTIVAL 1977
BASQUE MARCHING BAND WITH RED BERETS & COLORFUL TRADITIONAL UNIFORMS, MARCH IN PARADE IN BASQUE COLONY IN WESTERN U.S. ONE OF OLDEST PEOPLE ON EARTH, BASQUES HAVE BEEN DOING FOR CENTURIES BY PRESERVING TRADITION.