Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month

Boy holding Chicken in front of Romany Gypsy wagon wearing blue cap and green jacket
Tue, 06/26/2018 - 15:15

What is Gypsy, Roma and Traveller history month? 

Gypsy, Roma, Traveller History Month (GRTHM) celebrates the richness that Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities bring to peoples everyday lives here in the UK, and the many and varied contributions they have made to British Society.

GRTHM started in Brent in 2001. With endorsement from Parliament in 2007 GRTHM went national in 2008 and is now celebrated throughout the UK each June. The aims of the GRTHM are to raise awareness, explore the history, culture and language of these communities, help to challenge myths, tackle prejudice and offer balanced debate.

Check out our Ask Abi  page for advice to make sure your children’s school celebrates Gypsy, Roma, Traveller History Month. You can also visit NATT+ both include some great resources and ideas to share with your school. 

Main photo  © Alison Chapman 

Romany Women sat outside of a wagon around a fire with a kettle on a prop in the middle
Young girls being showed how to create wooden flowers by a man
Three wagons
Romany Gypsy family old and young pose for a black and white portrait