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Basque rural sports

Basque rural sports

Basque rural sports is the term used for a number of sports competitions rooted in the traditional lifestyles of the Basque people. The term force basque is used in French.

Virtually all regional Basque rural sports have their origin in the two main historical occupations, the or baserritarra (farmer) and arrantzalea (fisher), with a larger percentage hailing from the rural background. The sociological changes in the Basque Country have led many of these becoming technically obsolete in the 19th and 20th century. Few continue to exist as rural or marine activities connected to everyday life and have become rare but many have managed to transform themselves into popular sports instead, some of which have become extremely popular.

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Exhibitions in Lege Zaharren enparantza every Wednesday in July and August. Check out our summer programme.

- July 6, at 19:30
- July 13, at 19:30
- July 20, at 19:30
- July 27, at 19:30
- August 3, at 19:30
- August 10, at 19:30
- August 24, at 19:30

- August 31, at 19:30