International Romani Day

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International Romani Day
Flag of the Romani people.svg
Observed byWorldwide
TypeInternational
SignificanceCivil awareness day
Romani culture
DateApril 8
Next time8 April 2019 (2019-04-08)
Frequencyannual
Related toHolocaust Memorial Days, International Mother Language Day, Human Rights Day

The International Romani Day (April 8) is a day to celebrate Romani culture and raise awareness of the issues facing Romani people.

Origin[edit]

The day was officially declared in 1990 in Serock, Poland, the site of the fourth World Romani Congress of the International Romani Union (IRU), in honour of the first major international meeting of Romani representatives, 7–12 April 1971 in Chelsfield near London.

International reaction[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Council of Europe Deputy Secretary General concerned at mounting anti-Gypsy feelings in Europe". Center for the Study of Democracy. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28.
  2. ^ "Secretary Clinton's Message on International Roma Day". state.gov. Retrieved 3 April 2018.

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