Redhead Appreciation Day - September 23
Mon, Sep 23, 2024

Redhead Appreciation Day

Redhead Appreciation Day is celebrated annually on September 23rd. This day is a reminder of the exclusivity and attractiveness of red-haired people. Their hair color is often associated with fire, passion, and a quick temper. Today, the red shade of hair attracts attention and causes slight envy, but in the past, there was an ambiguous attitude towards such people.


Throughout history, the attitude towards redheads has been polarizing. Some admired them, while others attributed magical powers to them. Some nationalities often portrayed demons with red hair. For example, the demon Lilith in Jewish mythology is depicted this way. Notably, even Judas is depicted in many paintings with fiery hair.

Interesting Facts

  • It is believed that hair color leaves a certain imprint on a person’s character. Redheads are considered bold, courageous, unbalanced, impudent, and quick-tempered.
  • The shade appeared about 100,000 years ago in Central Asia due to a mutation of the MC1R gene. People with this mutation do not produce eumelanin, resulting in freckles and red-tinted curls.
  • Aristotle believed that a red hue is inherent in people who are brave and cunning, like foxes.
  • In the Middle Ages, redheads were often associated with demonic and witching qualities. This was a main trait used to identify people suspected of practicing magic.

How to Take Part

Today, the red shade is recognized as unique, so pay a compliment to someone with this hair color. Appreciate the flaming curls. Read about red-haired monarchs; the most popular is Elizabeth I. Spend time with red-haired friends, organize a party, and celebrate their unique trait. Talk about the holiday on social media and let people know about this unusual day.

When is Redhead Appreciation Day in 2024?

Redhead Appreciation Day is observed on September 23 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Monday September 23 2024
Tuesday September 23 2025
Wednesday September 23 2026
Thursday September 23 2027
Saturday September 23 2028
Sunday September 23 2029

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