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National Redhead Day

Celebrate National Redhead Day - show off your unique style and share your redhead pride with the world!
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November 5
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Get ready to celebrate National Redhead Day on Nov. 5! This special day was created in the Netherlands back in 2005 to raise awareness and appreciation for people with red hair. It has since spread around the world, offering an opportunity to join together and show off our beautiful ginger locks! Whether you have bright copper or deep auburn tones, this is a great occasion for all of us fellow gingers to come together and proudly display our unique beauty.

History of National Redhead Day

National Redhead Day Dates

National Redhead Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Origin of Redhead Stereotypes</div><div class='timeline-text'>Throughout the 1800s, stereotypes and misconceptions about redheads began to emerge in cultures across the globe, often leading to misunderstanding and discrimination.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1941</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Red Angel Movie Release</div><div class='timeline-text'>The film "Red Angel", featuring a protagonist with striking red hair breaks ground with representation of redheads in the media, inspiring a new generation of redheaded silver screen stars.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1984</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Redhead Barbie Introduction</div><div class='timeline-text'>Mattel introduced the first redhead Barbie, helping to normalize and celebrate red hair in popular culture.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2005</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First National Redhead Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>First official National Redhead Day celebrated in the Netherlands. The day was created to raise awareness and appreciation for those with red hair and has since spread globally.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2014</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>"Being Ginger" Documentary Release</div><div class='timeline-text'>The documentary "Being Ginger" was released, capturing the unique experience of being a redhead and inspiring international discussions about redhead representation and appreciation.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Redhead 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'>Dye your hair</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>If you're not naturally a redhead, why not dye your hair? Head to the nearest salon or beauty store and pick up some temporary red hair dye. You can even try out some unique shades of red to really stand out.</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'>Gather with friends</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Throw a party with all of your redheaded friends! Enjoy the day together with music, food, games, and drinks. You can even give out awards for things like “Most Vibrant Shade of Red” or “Funniest Redhead”.</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'>Watch a movie</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Pick out a movie featuring a redhead in the lead role and enjoy some popcorn while you watch it! Some great films include "Ginger Snaps," "The Princess Diaries," and "Easy A.</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'>Start an online conversation</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Start a discussion on social media about National Redhead Day! Ask people to share their stories as well as photos of their favorite redheads in pop culture.</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'>Wear something red</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Show your pride for being a redhead by wearing an outfit featuring the color red! Accessorize with jewelry or makeup in shades of red to make it extra special.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Redhead 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'>Redheads are beautiful</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>The vibrant shades of red, ranging from dark auburn to bright ginger, are simply stunning. Red hair has the ability to make any hairstyle look unique and eye-catching – and it looks gorgeous on all skin tones!</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'>Redheads are rare</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Did you know that only 2 percent of the world's population is blessed with natural red hair? That’s why National Redhead Day is so special – it gives us the chance to celebrate this rarity and show some appreciation for the beauty of redheadedness!</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'>Redheads stand out</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>There’s something about a head of fiery red hair that catches everyone’s eye. It could be because they don’t blend in easily or because it shows confidence – whatever it is, redheads always stand out in a crowd!</p></div></div>

5 Fascinating Facts for National Redhead Day

<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 the Rarest Natural Hair Color</h3><p class='facts-content'>Only 1-2% of the human population has naturally red hair, making it the rarest of all natural hair color.</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'>Red Hair and Blue Eyes Combination is Stunningly Rare</h3><p class='facts-content'>Natural redheads with blue eyes represent just .17 percent of the global population, making it the most uncommon combination.</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 Generate Their Own Vitamin D</h3><p class='facts-content'>Thanks to their northern European roots, redheads skin can make their own Vitamin D in low-light settings where others can't.</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'>The MC1R Gene Mutation Causes Red hair</h3><p class='facts-content'>The MC1R gene mutation that results in red hair also contributes to other distinctive characteristics like increased pain sensitivity and resistance to anesthesia.</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'>Scotland Boasts the Highest Density of Redheads</h3><p class='facts-content'>With around 13% of its population sporting red hair, and over 40% carrying the red hair gene, Scotland has the highest density of gingers in the world.</p></div></div>

National Redhead Day FAQs

When is National Redhead Day?

National Redhead Day is celebrated on November 5 every year. In 2024 National Redhead Day will occur on a Tuesday.

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