12 January is kiss a ginger day. Image: Pixabay

12 January is Kiss a Ginger Day!

On 12 January we celebrate the unique beauty of red hair and learn more behind the history of Kiss a Ginger Day


12 January is kiss a ginger day. Image: Pixabay

Read hair is striking and unique, unfortunately those with ginger hair are often subjected to taunting and jokes, today we change this, because 12 January is kiss a ginger day.

The history of kiss a ginger day

Only 2% of the population have naturally red hair, making this hair color extremely rare.

Derek Forgie founded Kiss a Ginger Day in 2009 as part of a Facebook group to counteract ‘Kick A Ginger Day’, which occurs in November.

Gingers were tormented and assaulted in schools all over the world because of this aggressive event.

True redheads are one of the world’s rarest genetic expressions, accounting for only 1-2% of the population.

The colors seen range from Burgundy to bright copper, with a few instances of an unfortunate bright orange thrown in for good measure.

While this color hair is derided in some parts of the world and is the source of phrases like “like a red-headed stepchild,” the rest of the world adores them.

Red hair dye is one of the most popular hair care products, and it is available in a variety of colors, including some that are not found in nature.

While red hair is commonly associated with Ireland, those with red hair have an older origin.

Red hair is a holdover from the Viking invasions, brought in by immigration and acts of heinous violence against Viking victims.

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