In the middle of August, a big event took place here In the Basque Country, exactly saying in Bilbao, the city where I live. Every year, there is a tradition to celebrate so called “Semana Grande”,which means big week. All of the people are celebrating their Basque culture at the streets of the city. This year, I had the opportunity to be a part of this. It was my first, but I hope not the last Semana Grande in my life. If You want to read, how the whole event looks like, don’t stop reading.
Basque communities organise here parades and typical tents with local music and local drinks. Celebration starts every day early in the morning and then after few hours gets bigger and more crowded. During the night streets are full of people dancing and spending time with friends. Apart from this, every day has its own fireworks show. Every night, exactly at 22:45 people gather together at the bridges to admire the colourful sky, lighted by the explosions of fireworks. The party lasts all night long and people enjoy the time and live the moment to the full. As for my opinion, Semana Grande is a specific and unforgettable thing. If ever in Your life You had a chance to take part in this party, I would recommend You not to hesitate. Basque Big Week is a great time, but people and culture here is even greater.