International Roma Day celebrated on April 8

On this day the Roma from all over the world pay respect to the Roma victims during the World War II.

Created On: Apr 8, 2016 16:08 ISTModified On: Apr 8, 2016 18:24 IST

April 8: International Roma Day   

International Roma Day was celebrated on 8 April 2016 across Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).

On this day the Roma from all over the world pay respect to the Roma victims during the World War II. The day celebrates Romani culture and raises awareness of the issues facing Romani people.

Background

April 8 was declared International Roma Day in 1990 in the frames of the 4th World Roma Congress of the International Roma Union.

It is to honour the first significant meeting of the representatives of the Roma in the First Roma Congress which was held in London on 8 April 1971.

In 1992 at the proposal of the International Roma Union, the UN and the EU declared April 8 as the International Roma Day.

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एग्जाम की तैयारी के लिए ऐप पर वीकली टेस्ट लें और दूसरों के साथ प्रतिस्पर्धा करें। डाउनलोड करें करेंट अफेयर्स ऐप

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