Any community has good and bad traditions and people. That is one reason I am able to write about my community. Each family has about 12 people including the mother and father.
I'm sorry to say that our bad traditions and people seem to be more numerous than our good ones. Gypsy women marry when they are about 15 or 16 years of age. These women usually do not have any education, nor do the boys who they marry.
The young married women have to have children after one year of marriage.
Some of the customs are similar, such as throwing rice, but others are less familiar.
I was even more confused when your 'documentary' about Irish Travellers seemed to feature an alien culture that even most Irish Traveller's didn't recognise.Rather than non-Dom writing about Dom, the reader has the opportunity to hear from the Dom themselves.) It is really not easy to speak about my family and about my community because we have always had a very closed community.But I have to take this big step and speak openly about it because I want people to know what we are like.However, the mantilla is making a comeback in modern times as part of a young bride's wedding attire: brides who want a traditional wedding are opting to wear the traditional lace mantilla instead of a (unity coins), which represent his commitment to support her.However, times have now changed and today's brides and grooms exchange the coins as a symbol of the wealth and finances they will equally share.