Today the korrika has arrived in Galdakao around 12:57. The students and teachers of the school have welcome it and have run their km ( 1448) from Ardanza park to the old firemen´s house.
Two students of school have carried the baton adorned with the ikurina( Basque flag) at Ardanza park and at the roundabout have passed it to another student from Andra Mari Schoolext content
Korrika ( Basque for running) is an exhibition race which takes place every two years in the Basque Country in order to raise funds for the adult Basque language teaching organization AEK. It is one of the largest demostrations gathering support for a language in the world, covering a diatance of 2,557 kilometres. People run day and night without interruption for 11 days. The Korrika´s goal is to encourage support and spread the Basque language. This year is its 21st edition and the korrika has begun on April 4th in Gares ( Nafarroa) and will end on April 14th Gasteiz( Araba) with a closing party , where the baton´s message will read out. Its motto is klika ( click) as taking the decition to learn and speak Basque.
It has been a great festivity!!!