International Romani Day

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The First World Romani Congress 8th April 1971, forty-eight years ago, the First World Romani Congress was held on the outskirts of London, in Orpington, Kent. Organised by members of the Gypsy Council and the Comité International Rom, the meeting and its associated open-air music festival on Hampstead Heath, would mark a high point in the history of Romani and Traveller people. The …

International Romani Day in Bódvalenke, Hungary, with Commissioner Andor, on 5 April

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Press release                                                   Bódvalenke, 20 February 2013   Commissioner László Andor, Member of the European Commission in charge of social affairs and employment, will visit the Fresco Village of Bódvalenke, Hungary, to celebrate the International Romani Day on 5 April 2013. The International Romani Day is a day to celebrate Romani culture and raise awareness of the issues facing Romani people. Bódvalenke …