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© Krass Kultur Crash Festival
Asset 119478
© Krass Kultur Crash Festival

Roma City Hamburg



Beginn: 11:00h Ölmühlenpark Karoviertel Umzug zum Schröderstift Abschluss: 12:30h Schröderstift

Past dates



11:00 AM

ca. 90 Min.

Djurdevdan is the spring festival of the Sintizze and Romnja, which is celebrated beyond the denominational boundaries. This day celebrates the victory of St. George over the dragon, the destruction of evil. This day also scares away the ghosts of winter. Everything becomes new. For decades, the festival was celebrated in Hamburg at Ölmühlenpark in the Karoviertel, where large parts of the community reside. But with gentrification, voices grew louder that would not tolerate this festival: too loud, too many people, too much trash. The community was asked to leave. The festivities had to move and have now been held at the Schröderstift for several years. This process describes the centuries-old fate of the Sintizze and Romnja: they are not tolerated, they are expelled, they have to move on. It is not the romance of the nomadic life that makes them move on, it is always the expulsion.With the Djurdevdan parade we want to remind that the community of Sintizze and Romnja is still today exposed to fierce discrimination and is often powerless in the face of systemic exclusion. The parade is a procession of remembrance and hope for victory over hate and exclusion.

The Djurdevdan Parade is part of the project Roma City Hamburg, initiated and organized by ROMED-DEUTSCHLAND e.V. and Kunstwerk e.V., supported by the Bundeskulturstiftung / Program dive in. with funds from the BKM NEUSTART Kultur.