Basque Cultural Day coming up in South San Francisco


Gaelic Zati Bat Day

This year’s Basque Cultural Day at the Basque Cultural Center will feature themes from the documentary film Gazta Zati Bat (A Peace of Cheese). The film explores self-determination through the story of villagers of the Idiazabal region, famous for its cheese. These villagers revived their local rural sports and worked towards a path of self-determination for the Basque Country, both with support from their friends in Scotland. The cheese of Idiazabal is added as an essential ingredient to this mix.

The event is free except for dinner. It will start at 1 p.m. and will include a presentation on self-determination by Dr. Xabier Irujo of the Center for Basque Studies in Reno, Basque cheese-making in Marin by Marcia Barinaga of Barinaga Ranch, and Basque, Irish/ and Scottish dance by Dr. Lisa Corcostegui.

A cross-cultural folkloric dance exhibition will be performed by the Zazpiak Bat dancers along with Scottish Highland Dancers and Irish Step Dancers.

The day will conclude with a six course dinner at 7 p.m.

The cost is $35 per person (children under 12 $10). To find out if tickets are still available, please contact Nicole Sorhondo at (415) 285-0748 or at

Basque Cultural Center
599 Railroad Ave.
South San Francisco

For more information, click Basque Cultural Day.

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