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The World's largest celebration of Basque culture—in Boise.

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These sport pros eschew more widely popular games, such as soccer and basketball, for games that are as unique to Basque tradition as the pimiento-flavored sandwiches. They include pelota, a game of handball involving a tiny, rock-hard ball, which is played against an outdoor wall, or fronton, in isolated communities like the Jordan Valley, and in indoor courts such as the one—which just happens to be the oldest Basque pelota court in the United States—in the basement of Boise’s old Anduiza Hotel.

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