The “aurresku” is performed as a reverence for the groom and the bride at weddings in the Basque Country. It is generally interpreted by a “txistulari” (the person who plays the “txistu” and the “tamboril”, a kind of small drum) and a “dantzari” (the dancer).
Txistu: Traditional Basque wind instrument similar to a small flute that it is played with one hand only. When the ceremony is finished and the newlyweds get to the entrance of the place, some relatives and friends form two rows leaving a passage in between them. Females hold archs with paper flowers and males hold swords.