Kaixo Bihotz Lovers,
Are you planning a trip to the Basque Country soon? Or maybe you're already living in the Basque Country and you want to make friends? We're sharing with you 5 ways to spot Basque people, hoping it will help you integrate better into their culture.
Here we go!
Euskara has no known origin or relation to any other language, this is why it's so hard to understand and tricky to learn. Our recommendation: if you want to learn Basque, take it slowly.
Every once in a while you’ll see people wearing berets for a costume party, but Basques wear berets on the daily. This fashionable accesory protects from the heat and the cold, being ideal for any season.
And we can continue a long list: Magunagoikoetxea, Zengotitagoitia, Gernabarrena, Agirregomezkorta, Garaigordobil, Koskorrotzatxurra...
Even if Basque pelota isn’t one of the most popular sports in the world, Basque people find it’s fun, good exercise, and a great social activity.*
The lauburu or Basque cross (it comes from "lau", four, and "buru", head), is a traditional Basque hooked cross with four comma-shaped heads. Today, it's a symbol of the Basque Country and the unity of the Basque people.