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15th edition of race to boost Basque language officially presented
The event will pay tribute to Basque women in this edition, trying to underline the importance and the essential role women play in transmitting the Basque language.
Korrika, the race in favor of the Basque language that kicks off every two years, was presented Thursday (March 15) at the headquarters of the Royal Academy of the Basque language (Euskaltzaindia) in Bilbao.
Different cultural and social agents attended the official presentation of the event and watched the Korrika 15 video.
This time "Korrika" pays tribute to the Basque women, underlining the importance and the essential role women play in transmitting the Basque language.
All over different periods, it has been women who have struggled against the laws contrary to the Basque language, with great strength and courage, and it has been them who have kept, maintained and transmitted the language orally in Basque homes.
This year the race will last 11 days and will go from Karrantza harana/Valle de Carranza to Pamplona/Iruña. More than 600,000 people are expected to participate, as in previous editions. The race will kick off on March 22.
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