International Romani Day

International Romani Day
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Observed byWorldwide
TypeInternational
SignificanceCivil awareness day
Romani culture
DateApril 8
Next time8 April 2022 (2022-04)
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.[1]

Origin

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. [2]

International reaction

References

  1. ^ "8 April, International Roma Day: "Step up human rights protection for Roma and guarantee their access to vital services during COVID-19 pandemic"". www.coe.int. Retrieved 9 November 2020.
  2. ^ "International Romani Day (April 8)". RoMigSc Project. 10 April 2017. Retrieved 9 November 2020.
  3. ^ "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 28 September 2007. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Secretary Clinton's Message on International Roma Day". state.gov. Retrieved 3 April 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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