Romani culture

Servika Roma in Slovakia and the Czech Republic

The Servika Roma live in the former Czechoslovakia and had traditionally made their living from blacksmithing and playing music for peasants. Nowadays, some copy the professional careers of the surrounding population, and some remain unemployed. Romani society is empathic, has an attitude of solidarity, and manages to educate and regulate its members. It is clearly structured, but without official posts. It shows a rich spiritual life which influences everyday behaviour.

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