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Abadiño celebrates the first traditional Basque gay wedding

Jesus Carames

May 20, 2023 | 1:00 p.m.

The "yes, I want" in a timeless setting

Ekaitz Herrera and Koldo Rodríguez They will take a historic step today by celebrating their marriage in Abadiño, marking the first gay marriage in the town. They will do so in front of more than a hundred guests, dressed in the style of the XNUMXth century, making this occasion an event that blends tradition and modernity.

The ceremony will take place in Zelaieta, where a traditional Basque wedding will be performed. The bride and groom, together with the priest and the wedding companions, will carry out a parade to San Trokaz Square, the scene of the ceremony.

A marriage that reflects changing times

This marriage is particularly significant because it seeks to demonstrate that the Customs can and should adapt to changing times. It will be the first marriage between two people of the same sex that recreates a vintage wedding, beginning in the Zelaieta pharmacy and culminating in the church of San Tronkaz.

At the ceremony, as is customary at Basque weddings, oxen will pull a cart that will carry the trousseau, adding a touch of authenticity and recalling the rich cultural history of the region.

Empowerment of women in the ceremony

Generally, the ceremony is usually officiated by the mayor and a notary, roles that are usually played by residents of the town. However, in a year of changes and demands, these roles will be played by women, demonstrating that progress and equality extend beyond same-sex couples.

Celebration and coexistence

The ceremony will give way to a popular meal in the Ferialeku tent, which will be attended by 480 people. Attendees will have fun to the rhythm of the trikitixa, enjoying the festivity of this memorable day.

In short, the celebration of this wedding is a milestone in the history of Abadiño, an occasion in which the tradition and modernity meet to celebrate love and equality.

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