On August 15, 2015, the New England Basque Club gathered for Mariñel Eguna at the Dolphin’s Cove Marina in Bridgeport, Connecticut. This celebration of the Basque fishing tradition, deftly organized again by Naiara Azpiri, saw peak numbers of attendees (most decked out in traditional navy blue!), including members of Euskaldunak Quebec, Montreal’s Basque society. With two delicious kinds of paella prepared by the New England Basque Club, along with appetizers, deserts and beverages provided by the restaurant, the occasion proved a sybarite’s paradise.
There was also Basque music, a raffle and a lively rendition of “Boga, Boga,” sung in chorus. Even the weather channeled the holiday’s spirit, treating us to the sea breeze, silver sky, and misting so evocative of Euskal Herria. This year’s Mariñel Eguna was a wonderful chance to gather together as well as a fine curtain call for the New England Basque Club’s summer celebrations.
Eskerrik asko denori eta ongi izan!
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