Being Basque in Modern California

An intentional effort has been made by generations of Basques in California to preserve their culture and identity. Being Basque in modern California includes involvement in a Basque organization or its activities, speaking or learning Euskara (the Basque language) expressing pride in one’s heritage, or educating others about the unique culture, traditions, and its deep roots in the state. Older generations will pass the torch to the next, and future generations will continue to make a deliberate effort to continue the Basque culture, dedicating time and energy to keep it alive and relevant for following generations.