SUPPORTER OF THE WEB SIDE
MR. AGUSH DEMIROVSKI FROM MACEDONIA
NEVER SAY AND JUDGE OTHER PEOPLE BEFORE LEARN ABOUT THEM WHO THEY ARE
The International Day of the Roma We commemorate the International Day of the Roma every year on 8 April. The International Day of the Roma is one of few holidays of the Romanies which became an international event in the 1990'. It is a day which is focused on celebrating the Romany culture and extending awareness on Romany problems. In spite of all the efforts to promote it, the holiday is not very well known by the majority population but not even by the ordinary Romanies. This day is rather known by people of the civic sector and they are just these people who try to organize celebrations in various towns.
The term “Roma and Travellers” is used at the Council of Europe to encompass the wide diversity of the groups covered by the work of the Council of Europe in this field: on the one hand a) Roma, Sinti/Manush, Calé, Kaale, Romanichals, Boyash/Rudari; b) Balkan Egyptians (Egyptians and Ashkali); c) Eastern groups (Dom, Lom and Abdal); and, on the other hand, groups such as Travellers, Yenish, and the populations designated under the administrative term “Gens du voyage”, as well as persons who identify themselves as Gypsies.