2020 - What a year! Be safe, take care and we hope to see you soon! Not much more to say at this point . . .


What were we up to in 2019 / 2019en?


September 18th - Dan Ansotegui received the Heritage Fellowship at the National Endowment for the Arts

     Wednesday, September 18 at 5:30pm (free) at the Library of Congress -  national heritage fellows


September 20th - Dan Ansotegui gave a free concert at Sidney Harman Hall

     Friday, September 20 at 8:00pm - 2019 National Heritage Fellowships Concert

          610 F Street NW in Washington, DC. This concert is also free and tickets can be reserved online

November 11-14: NYC Basque Film Festival

      Amama/Margolaria/Urte berri on amona/Jai alai blues


and . . . eta

  • Saturday, September tba - PiperraPalooza

  • September to June - Euskera Klaseak - Basque Language Classes

  • December tba: Olentzero DC-ra Dator XIV


A great time! Our Korrika event was a success on April 7! We've produced a short video that you can see Here  2021 Arte!

Check out the video of 2017's Korrika on Apirilaren 9an!  Here

The Washington, DC Euskal Etxea is a Basque Club formed in 2006



We keep and practice the culture and traditions of the Basque people, engage in educational, social, and recreational activities to bring us together, support our members in any reasonable matter, and promote the Basque culture in the greater community.


Contact: wdceuskaletxea@gmail.com


Go back to October of 2005. That fall, the Embassy of France hosted "Last Link", chronicling the lives of Basque shepherds in the Western US. Argia Beristain and Jurdana Izagirre Artaza met at the reception and after dinners, patxaran and enthusiastic late night conversations, organized a gathering in July 2006. Over 30 people attended and the Washington DC Euskal Etxea became official!

Thanks to the enthusiasm and hard work of Izaskun Urien, Nagore Goitiandia, Sam Zengotitabengoa, Lorea Barturen, Eba Cortabarria, Bea Elorza and Pello Huesa, 2007 was a very busy year. We joined North American Basque Organizations (NABO) and created the Aberri Eguna picnic, a DC United soccer game, a Piperra dinner, a movie night, the Olentzero party and a Txalaparta concert. We currently have around 40 members. Many are young professionals.

We thank all our members and friends for their support and dedication!  We are a meeting point and welcome everybody in the DC area to join and attend gatherings and events as we expand membership and celebrate Basque fellowship.

Ondo ibili eta laster arte!


2019 Board Members

Samiñe Irigoien - Jurdana Izagirre - Dan Ayaïs Robinson - Sam Zengotitabengoa


Recent board members: Argia Beristain - Mark Bieter - Nagore Goitiandia


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