Romanies hold International Roma Day ceremony

07-04-2007

Roma activists from the Athinganoi civic association have held a ceremony on Prague's Letna Pplain as part of the celebrations surrounding International Roma Day. With the Minister for Human Rights and Minorities Dzamila Stehlikova in attendance, they watered a lime tree that had been planted there three years ago as a symbol of the deep roots of minorities like the Roma in Czech society. The event was one of many organised for International Roma Day, which takes place on Sunday and is intended as a celebration of Romany history and culture.