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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Roma International Day

Hello everyone

On the 8th of April, all around the world is celebrated the International Day of the Roma Community. Romania as it's known has a large Roma population, so this is a very important day in all the country. Ramnicu Valcea was no exception.

In this day all the Roma community came to the streets to do a parade and show to the public some of their tradition, like costumes and dances. 

Since this such an important community in this country, we were very happy to be part of this commemoration. We followed the parade and were even invited to dance among the community. 

It was a really eye opening experience to learn that they are such welcoming people. Even with all the stigma that is known about them.

They may have some strange and difficult traditions to accept but in the end they are people just like everyone else that deserve respect and understanding.

This was a different day for all the volunteers. 

A big thank you to all the Roma Community for receiving us so well.

Here we leave you the link to the video of this special celebration.

Roma Celebration Day

Hope you enjoy as much as we did.


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