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Croatian Roma Join 'Happy' Dance Wave

Roma in the Medjimurje area of northern Croatia have joined the trend of filming local versions of Pharrell Williams’ song ‘Happy’ to mark Roma International Day.

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Following examples set by locals in Vienna, Moscow, Belfast, Bristol, Dublin, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Belgrade, Split and a few other Balkan cities, Roma from Parag, in Medjimurje, Croatia, have released a video of people dancing enthusiastically to Williams’ global R&B hit.

The video, entitled "Parag is the happiest", premiered on Tuesday in the Ivan Novak school in Macinec, where the majority of children are Roma, on the occasion of the International Roma Day, celebrated on April 8.

A range of towns and cities and in the Balkans have also joined the "Happy" trend.

 

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