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Kiss a Ginger Day

Show your love and appreciation for redheads this Kiss a Ginger Day - smooch those rosy cheeks and make their day!
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January 12
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January 12 is the perfect day to show your appreciation for all things ginger - it's Kiss a Ginger Day! This fun holiday was created in 2009 as a way of promoting acceptance and celebration of people with red hair. It has since grown into an annual tradition that celebrates gingers everywhere, from their unique looks to their fiery personalities.

History of Kiss a Ginger Day

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Kiss a Ginger Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2009</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Creation of Kiss a Ginger Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>This fun holiday was created in 2009 to promote acceptance and celebration of people with red hair.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2010</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Global Observance</div><div class='timeline-text'>Kiss a Ginger Day is observed around the world for the first time.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2012</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Media Coverage Increases</div><div class='timeline-text'>Major news outlets begin covering the holiday, spreading its popularity.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2015</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Kiss a Ginger Day Events</div><div class='timeline-text'>Events celebrating the holiday start taking place, such as meetups and parties.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2018</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Holiday Hashtags Trend</div><div class='timeline-text'>#KissAGingerDay becomes a trending hashtag on social media platforms.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Kiss a Ginger Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Gather your ginger friends</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite your ginger friends over for a party and make it an event. You can play games, share stories and memories, and of course, kiss each other!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a ginger potluck</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Organize a potluck dinner for all of the gingers in your area. Ask everyone to bring their favorite ginger dishes to share and enjoy some quality time together.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Send a ginger postcard</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Find a postcard with an image of a ginger on it and write a message of appreciation to a special ginger in your life. It’s an easy way to show someone how much you care.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create ginger art</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>If you’re feeling artistic, draw or paint a portrait of your favorite ginger or make a sculpture out of clay or paper mache. There are endless possibilities!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make gingerbread cookies</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Bake some delicious gingerbread cookies with red and orange icing to celebrate Kiss a Ginger Day! You can give them away as gifts or keep them all to yourself.</p></div></div>

Why We Love Kiss a Ginger Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Ginger is flavorful</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Ginger adds a delicious burst of flavor to anything it touches, whether it's in the form of a warming cup of tea or to give your stir fry an extra spicy kick. With its sweet and zesty taste, it's a versatile ingredient that can be used in both savory and sweet dishes.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Ginger has health benefits</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Ginger has long been touted as a natural remedy for nausea and stomach ailments. Plus, it contains compounds that are thought to reduce inflammation and boost immunity, making it an ideal addition to any healthy diet.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Kissing Gingers is fun</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>What better way is there to celebrate Kiss a Ginger Day than by kissing the gingers you love? Not only is it a sweet gesture, but it's also a great way to show your appreciation for all the special people in your life who bring ginger into your life!</p></div></div>

5 Fun Facts About Redheads

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Red Hair is a Genetic Rarity</h3><p class='facts-content'>Only about 1 to 2% of the human population has red hair, making it the rarest natural hair color in the world. It's a result of a variant of the MC1R gene.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Redheads Have Fewer Hair Than Others</h3><p class='facts-content'>While blondes average around 150,000 hairs and brunettes average about 100,000, redheads typically have only around 90,000 strands of hair - but each strand is generally thicker, which often makes the hair appear more voluminous.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Redheads Don't Turn Grey</h3><p class='facts-content'>The red pigment in redhead's hair tends to fade over time to a spectrum of colors – from faded copper to rosy-blonde tones, and then to silvery-white, instead of turning grey.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Red Hair and Blue Eyes is the Rarest Combo</h3><p class='facts-content'>The combination of having both red hair and blue eyes is so rare because blue eye color is also a genetic trait that is uncommon amongst the global population.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Redheads Have a Higher Pain Threshold</h3><p class='facts-content'>Several studies have indicated that redheads might be more resistant to certain types of pain and require more anesthesia as compared to people with other hair colors.</p></div></div>

Kiss a Ginger Day FAQs

When is Kiss a Ginger Day?

Kiss a Ginger Day is celebrated on January 12th every year. In 2024 Kiss a Ginger Day will occur on a Friday.

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