There is much to celebrate within Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities, including cultural traditions, historical events, community values and individuals’ achievements.

At Friends, Families and Travellers we are committed to celebrating the remarkable and immense contributions Gypsy, Roma and Traveller individuals and communities bring to wider society.

We believe that improving understanding about Gypsies, Roma and Travellers is one of the most powerful tools to change hearts and minds so fewer people hold prejudicial views on Gypsies, Roma and Travellers.

You can find a list of awareness and celebration days significant for people from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities here.

Languages and glossary

Gypsies, Roma and Travellers use multiple languages and dialects across the UK.

Campaigning for equality and stories of activism

Hear stories from people who have challenged injustice faced by Gypsy, Roma, Traveller and nomadic people.

Traditional skills and crafts

We support Gypsies and Travellers to host and attend traditional skills workshops.

Gypsies and Travellers in Sussex: Stories and history

Read and hear stories from Gypsy and Traveller families in Sussex, about work, language, customs and more.

Teaching Resources

If you are a teacher, take a look at our teaching resources.


If you would like to support Friends, Families and Travellers work, you can make a donation here.

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