Only 1-2% of the population has red hair (also known as ginger hair). And although redheads can be found in any population, it occurs more frequently in people of northern or western European ancestry. Scotland has the highest percentage of natural redheads, with 13 percent, while Ireland is a close second with 10 percent. In the United States, about 2 percent of the people have naturally red hair. So this beautiful hair colour is rare and should be celebrated.
And it is. On Redhead Day.
As stated in Wikipedia:
Redhead Day (Roodharigendag in Dutch) is the name of a Dutch summer festival that takes place each first weekend of September in the city of Breda, in the Netherlands. The two-day festival is a gathering of people with natural red hair, but is also focused on art related to the colour red. Activities during the festival are lectures, workshops and demonstrations which are aimed specifically at red-haired people. The festival attracts attendance from 50 countries and is free due to sponsorship of the local government.
What a wonderful way to celebrate all things ‘ginger’!
The festival’s website can be found here.