8th of April – the International Romani Day

The 8th of March, this year, means Easter day for the Orthodox church. But every year, since 1990, this day is marked as the International Romani Day, celebrating the Roma culture and calling for attention to issues related to this group of people. The date was created as a way to distinguish the first international meeting of Roma representatives, in 1971, and it was announced during the 4th World Romani Congress of the International Romani Union, in Poland.

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