Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month

Boy holding Chicken in front of Romany Gypsy wagon wearing blue cap and green jacket

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:

  • Promote knowledge of the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History, Cultural and Heritage
  • Disseminate information on positive Gypsy, Roma and Traveller contributions to British Society
  • Heighten the confidence and awareness of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people to their cultural heritage.
  • Celebrate Gypsy, Roma and Traveller culture and heritage

National organisations and community groups organise events across the U.K. to celebrate our history and heritage many of which are featured on this website search Gypsy Roma Traveller History month to find more resources and articles you can use for your school or other educational setting

2020 will be different this year due to Covid19 but to find out what we’re doing online click here 

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