National Love Your Red Hair is an annual celebration held on November 5th, which celebrates the beauty of red hair in all its shades – from fiery to strawberry-blond to burgundy. It is believed that those with red hair are special, as it is the rarest shade of hair color.
Red hair is most commonly found in Northern and North-Western Europe, with statistics showing that only 2% of the world population has red hair. It is believed that the red hue gives the character a temper and passion. The first redhead festival was held in the Netherlands in 2005 and is attended by people from 80 different countries.
National Love Your Red Hair was founded in 2015 by two red-haired women, Stephanie and Adrienne Vendetti, who created the How to Be a Redhead website. They wanted to create a holiday that would allow redheads to love and accept their hair color. Since its inception, the holiday has become popular and the founders now invite all women to join in the celebration.
- Ireland has the highest concentration of redheads, leading to them being nicknamed the red population.
- Prince Harry is the most famous red-haired man in the world and is known as the Saffron Prince.
- Red hair is found in all ethnic groups.
- For a child to be born with red hair, both parents must have the red gene.
- Redheads have very fair skin, as they have a special type of melanin – pheomelanin – which accelerates tanning, causing them to burn easily in the sun.
How to take part
Show off your gorgeous red locks by going to a photoshoot and posting the pictures on social media. You could also change up your style and dye your hair red. Organizing a party dedicated to redheads is also a great way to take part in the celebration.
When is National Love Your Red Hair celebrated in 2023?
National Love Your Red Hair is observed on November 5 each year.