We Are Proud to Be Roma in Free Bulgaria

Escaping violence, we Roma left India 1000 years ago and arrived in Europe. This exodus scattered our people and transformed them into a distinct and stateless entity, present everywhere and discriminated against everywhere. In Bulgaria, we brought new technologies for forging metal, crafts, trade, healing, and new art forms. We arrived in the spirit of peace and freedom and lived in cohabitation with those around us, unlike others who arrived to conquer and plunder, spread violence, and wage wars.