- 2018 Aug 18
The txotx season has finished, making way for the “Sagardo Egunak” (“Cider Days”). When the cider season finishes, the cider is bottled and the Cider Day celebrations begin in different towns across Gipuzkoa and the surroundings.
Photo: Bidasoako Hitza
So, to continue this cider tradition... you’ve come at the right time! The spring weather invites us to sample the new cider al fresco. What a great plan!
The first Cider Day is always the Errenteria Cider Day, which will be celebrated on 29 April this year. From then on, every weekend or every other weekend you’ll find a Cider Day in one town of Gipuzkoa or another.
I recommend that you try one: there is always a great atmosphere, traditional Basque music, “pintxos” (small snacks) and, of course, lots of cider!
The price is excellent! For €6 you get a glass of cider, a checked handkerchief, a pintxo and 10 cider tickets. This varies depending on the town... But it gives you an idea, right? The Cider Day only ends when all of the producers have finished the cider that they brought.
So that you don't miss a single Cider Day I’ve made you all a list of the 2019 dates (*in bold type the confirmed one). I'm sure I’ve left out a couple, but if I come across them then I’ll update the list:
- April 27 - Sagardo Eguna de Orereta
- May 11 - Sagardo Eguna de Irun
- May 18 - Sagardo Eguna Lezo
- May 19 - Sagardo eguna en Morlans (Donostia)
- May 19 - Sagardo Eguna de Usurbil
- May 26 - Sagardo Eguna de Oiartzun
- June 1 - Sagardo Eguna de Pasai Antxo
- June 8 - Sagardo Eguna de Baiona
- June 8 - Sagardo Eguna de Leitza
- June 12 - Sagardo Eguna de Martutene (Donostia)
- June 15 - Sagardo Eguna de Anoeta
- June 15 - Sagardo Eguna de Hendaia
- July 20 - Sagardo Eguna Aizarnazabal
- July 26 - Sagardo Eguna de Astigarraga
- July 28 de julio - Sagardo Eguna de Hondarribi
- September 7 - Donostia Cider Day
- September 28 - Sagardo Eguna Irura