June: Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month

Every June, we celebrate Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month (GRTHM) in the UK.

A Roma wedding. Image: © USHMM, Courtesy of OFfZ

GRTHM offers us all the chance to raise awareness and explore the history, culture and language of Traveller communities. The month challenges myths, tackles prejudice and offers a balanced debate about the issues facing Travellers in the UK today.

GRTHM celebrates the richness that Gypsy, Romani and Traveller communities bring to our everyday lives through their many and varied academic and artistic achievements.

Upwards of 200,000 Roma and Sinti people were murdered under the Nazi regime and continue to be persecuted across Europe today.

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