Saturday, October 26, 2019

Herri Kirolak

Basque rural sports, known as Deportes Rurales in Spanish or Herri Kirolak in Basque, is the term used for a number of sports competitions rooted in the traditional lifestyles of the Basque people. 
These photos of the 2019 games in Saint Pierre et Miquelon, French territory of the Canadian coast, were sent to me by my friend Christophe Henri, featuring himself in action and his son.
Christophe Henri is of mixed Basque, Spanish, Breton and Portuguese ancestry!
Winners receive a Basque beret (boina or txapela) as a trophy, hence the Basque word for "champion" - txapeldun, literally "one who has a beret".
Thanks Christophe Henri

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