Media-ID: 3442


Herdelezi street festival 2019


A staff member of Amaro Drom at the "Herdelezi" Roma culture and neighborhood festival in Berlin-Neukölln in May 2019. Since 2008, Amaro Foro, the Berlin regional association of Amaro Drom, has organized the street festival every spring. "Herdelezi", St. George's Day, is celebrated as a spring festival by Muslim as well as Christian Orthodox Roma (gender-sensitive: Rom*nja), especially in Southeastern Europe.In the youth association Amaro Drom and its regional associations, young Rom*nja and Sinti*zze have been working together with young non-Rom*nja and non-Sinti*zze for social participation and against racism since 2006. Many of them have a migration history. Their parents fled to Germany during the Balkan wars or came to Germany as so-called "guest workers". Others are Sinti*zze. They have been a part of German society for more than 600 years. There are also Rom*nja whose ancestors immigrated to Germany 150 years ago. Making Rom*nja and Sinti*zze visible in their diversity and as a natural part of society is one of the goals of Amaro Drom.


Photo credit: Amaro Drom - The pictures are free for editorial use with attribution. For other uses, simply contact us.

Original file

© Amaro Drom E45.jpg


17.13 MB

Size at 300 dpi

50.80 x 33.87 cm





Date of creation