April 8 - International Romani Day

The International Romani Day (April 8 is a day to celebrate Romani culture and raise awareness of the issues facing Romani people.
April 8 was declared International Roma Day at the first World Romani Congress, organised by the Comité International Rom (CIR) in London in 1971. The 1971 congress, which was the first Roma attempt at international cooperation, also established the Roma flag and anthem.

The Roma are Europe's largest minority community – with 6 million Roma living in the EU. This community has long faced inequalities, social exclusion and discrimination. 80% of Roma are at risk of poverty, compared to the overall average risk level of 17% in the EU.

Opre Roma! Stand up, Roma!