Room of Tolerance


Gypsies are one of the ethnic minority groups in Bulgaria. This ethnic community probably originates from northern India. They call themselves "romá", which in gypsy language means "man".Probably Gypsies have arrived in the Balkans in the XI century. During the Ottoman Empire, new groups of Gypsies arrived in the Balkans. Gradually, they move to a sedentary lifestyle, and most of them accept the religion "Islam." At that time, they earned their living with blacksmith, basket production, music. As they have lived together with the rest of the Balkan peoples for centuries, Bulgarian-Slavic and Turkish-Arabic elements are found in Roma folklore. Nowadays, some of the Gypsies decide to integrate and educate, while others continue to live in the same way as their ancestors.

Gypsies in our school

Bango Vasili


St George's day