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8 clichés about Basques

8 clichés about Basques

In today's blog we wanted to talk about the different topics and stereotypes around the Basque people. Even though the film Ocho Apellidos Vascos is really fun and entertaining to watch on a Saturday night, you don't have to forget that it is just a comedy. So, here you have a fun list of false stereotypes around the Basques


The History of the Basque Irrintzi 📜

The History of the Basque Irrintzi 📜

Kaixo Bihotz Lovers!
Have you ever heard an irrintzi?

 

 

The word irrintzi refers originally to the traditional Basque folk high-pitched scream used to express celebration or happiness. The irrintzi is the blood-chilling yell that originated in the Pyrenees thousands of years ago, rising from a hundred throats as Basque warriors leaped from crags, terrorizing invaders.
 
What is an Irrintzi?