Gypsy, Roma & Traveller History Month

Did you know that June is Gypsy, Roma & Traveller History Month?

Since 2008, Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month (GRTHM) has been celebrated throughout the UK over the month of June sharing the history, culture and language of Gypsy, Traveller and Roma communities, as well as other Travelling communities including Showmen and Boaters. Through celebration, education and raising awareness, GRTHM helps to tackle prejudices, challenge myths and to raise the voices of Gypsies and Travellers in wider society.

For example, did you know that ‘Traveller’ is an umbrella term that covers a wide range of both ethnic and cultural groups including Gypsies, Roma, Irish Travellers and Showmen? Also, did you know that many of these are recognised as Ethnic Minority groups under the Race Relations Act?

Please click on the resources link to find out more about Traveller history and culture and to find resources to help promote and engage with Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month.

Also, please feel free to contact the team with any questions or to ask for advice or guidance.

Traveller Education Service: tes@cognus.org.uk