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Spain. Basque Country. Hondarribia (Spanish: Fuenterrabía; French: Fontarrabie) is a town in Gipuzkoa, Province. People walk on the road while holding in their hands the ikurrina flag during Aberri Eguna. The ikurrina flag (in Basque) or ikurriña (Spanish spelling of the Basque term) is a Basque symbol and the official flag of the Basque Country Autonomous Community of Spain. This flag consists of a white cross over a green saltire on a red field. Aberri Eguna ("Fatherland Day") which is a celebration day and set of meetings coinciding with Easter Sunday organized mainly by the Basque nationalist movement. It has since become the unofficial Basque national holiday. The Basque Country (Euskadi, País Vasco, Pays Basque), officially the Basque Autonomous Community (Euskal Autonomia Erkidegoa, Comunidad Autónoma Vasca, CAV) is an autonomous community in northern Spain. It includes the Basque provinces of Álava, Biscay, and Gipuzkoa. The Basque Country or Basque Autonomous Community was granted the status of nationality within Spain, attributed by the Spanish Constitution of 1978. The autonomous community is based on the Statute of Autonomy of the Basque Country, a foundational legal document providing the framework for the development of the Basque people on Spanish soil. 21.04.92 © 1992 Didier Ruef