National Love Your Red Hair Day on November 5 is a day dedicated to the beauty of men, women, girls, and boys – everyone with red hair. Whether you consider your hair strawberry blonde, deep burgundy, or ginger, this day is for you and your uniqueness. Being a redhead means you have been gifted with the world’s rarest hair color and this is the day to celebrate.
History of National Love Your Red Hair Day
Red hair occurs naturally in roughly one to two percent of the population, with a higher frequency of redheads found in Northern or Northwestern Europe. Redheads are commonly portrayed to have a fiery personality ruled by passion.
Whilst redheads have often been in the minority, the culture of celebrating their uniqueness has developed and matured in recent times. In 2005 a Redhead Day festival was launched in The Netherlands, which attracts visitors from over 80 different countries, all redheads, of course.
National Love Your Red Hair Day was started in August 2015 by Stephanie and Adrienne Vendetti, who are co-founders of the webpage ‘‘How to be a Redhead.’’ The pair noticed a rise in bullying of people with red hair, with days like ‘‘Kick a Ginger Day’’ being posted
about online. They decided to create their own day to counteract the negativity with something positive. Their aim was to create a day that empowered redheads to embrace and love their hair. Stephanie Vendetti said ‘‘most of all, it’s a reminder for women everywhere, redhead or not, to love their unique qualities.”