18 April 2006
THE BASQUE COUNTRY AS A NATION, MORE THAN EVER IN THE ABERRI EGUNA
Hundreds of celebrations and political meetings happened during this year's Aberri Eguna-Homeland Day. This National Day is been celebrated since 1931 and was inspired on the Easter Rising of Easter Sunday 1916 in Éire.
Udalbiltza, the Basque national institution, called the Basque people to gather at City and Town Halls to reivindicate the Basque national rights and meetings took place in more than one hundred towns in the seven provinces.
In Irunea, the historical Basque capital, this act was banned by the Spanish governor.
Celebrations were held in far places like Australia, Argentina or China for example by the Basque Diaspora.