Friday, July 28, 2006

A Basque Wedding

Navarra, the first region in the Camino is part of the Basque country that stretches between France and Spain.

(the sign either says Buen Camino or please shut the gate so the cows won't escaped, I think?)

Most of the people here are Basque, and some of them speak this language which has no relationship with any Indo-European language (like Spanish or French). No one knows their origin although they are believed to be the first Europeans.

In Pamplona, I witnessed a Basque wedding.


(here comes the bride!)

(The drum music provide by a couple of sticks on the 3 planks of wood)

(a young girl dances with her legs in circular motion right in front of the couple... for good luck?)

No comments: