Save the date for the New England Basque Sagardo Eguna

Save the date for the New England Basque Sagardo Eguna

All New England Basque Club members and friends are invited to participate in our Sagardo Eguna on Saturday October 24th at Knights of Columbus in Middletown, Rhode Island.

Where: Knights of Columbus — 7 Valley Rd, Middletown, RI 02842
When: October 24th, 1pm to 7pm

The celebration will start with an exhibition of Basque rural sports, including aizkolaris (wood-chopping), sokatira (tug of war), txingaruten (weight carrying) and harrijasoketa (weight lifting). Afterwards, we’ll have a Cider Making demonstration and “txistorra” sandwiches.

The Californian Basque writer Begoña Echeverria will be our very special guest that day. Echeverria will read an excerpt from her book “The Hammer of Witches,” a historical novel about the Basque witch trials of the 17th century, and sign copies.

During the celebration, we’ll be raffling some authentic Basque Cider from Astigarraga sent over by the folks at Shacksbury, in Vermont.

A contribution of $10 per person will be collected to help sustain the activities of the NEBC.

RSVP before October 17th to if you plan on attending.

Thank you very much for your support! Looking forward to seeing you.

Check out the NEBC Facebook page for more info.

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