International Kiss a Ginger Day

International Kiss a Ginger Day is observed next on Sunday, January 12th, 2025 (236 days from today).

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Red hair is always unique and outstanding for all of us.  As you know redheads unfortunately become the subject of jokes and ridicule, we all love their fiery dresses.  January 12 is Kiss A Ginger's Day and it's the perfect opportunity to show our love to them.  At some point, we all wish we had red hair, but it happens only in 2% of the population, we go to dye our hair to get it.  Many people believe that red hair has always been an Irish, British and European characteristic, but that is not the case.  Ancient accounts and archaeological discoveries suggest red hair existed in Greece and Asia.  Today, this trait is most common in Northwestern Europe.  Redheads are slowly disappearing, so kiss a ginger while you still can!

History of Kiss A Ginger Day

Kiss A Ginger Day was founded in 2009 by Derek Forgie as part of a Facebook group, to make up for the less cheerful Kick A Ginger Day that took place in November. Following the events of this provocative event, the  Pedestrians everywhere have been persecuted and assaulted in schools around the world.

Red hair is one of the rarest genetic manifestations in the world, true red color only appears in 1-2% of the population.  The range of colors that can be seen ranges from burgundy to bright bronze, with a few instances of an unfortunate bright orange in the middle.  While in some places, this hair color is denigrated and is consider as “like a red stepchild”, the rest of the world has an undying love for them.  Red hair dye is one of the most popular hair care products, and it comes in a wide range of colors, including some unmatched in nature.

An interesting fact is that, while Ireland is heavily associated with red hair, people with red hair actually have older roots.  Red hair is a change from the days of the Viking invasion, brought about by immigration and acts of brutal violence against victims of the Vikings.

How to observe Kiss a Ginger Day

Celebrating Kiss a Ginger Day is easy! You just have to find one of these people and offer to give them an old kiss as an appreciation for their unique and gorgeous hair color. Always make sure you get their permission, but consider that having a vacation just two months back would encourage the abuse of people with fiery red hair.

Now, we advise you not to go around kissing ginger people without their permission… we don't want to get anyone in trouble here! If you don't know a person with ginger hair who wants you to kiss them, just spread your love and appreciation to the redheads of the world. For example, you could put together an Instagram post about how much you love Prince Harry; we're sure Meghan Markle won't mind!

Or, if you want to be a little more subtle with your following this day, give all your favorite redheads a Hershey's kiss. Everyone loves chocolate, and even ginger persuaders are no exception. Get out there and have a happy Kiss a Ginger day!

We personally think that the best way to celebrate Kiss A Ginger Day is to do something nice for a redhead you hold dear. Whether this is a partner, colleague, family member or friend, you can make them feel special on this day. You can cook them a meal, bring chocolates to work or send them some flowers! You don't have to spend a lot of money or opt for a big big act. Simply doing something small that brings a smile to someone's face will make both you and the recipient feel great.

Another way you can celebrate this day is by enjoying some music and movies by famous redheads. We're sure there's one ginger that comes to mind when we talk about music, and that's Ed Sheeran. Come back and relax with his incredible hits. Or, what about Florence & The Machine? You can also show your appreciation for redheads by watching a TV show or movie featuring a famous redhead, such as Christina Hendricks, Amy Adams, or Lindsay Lohan.

Kiss A Ginger Day is also a chance to reminds us about the importance of taking care of our hair! Regardless of whether you have beautiful red curls or not, we should all treat our hair with the TLC it deserves! You can also use this day to try a new hairstyle or try a little harder.

If you have ginger hair, keeping your hair long or shiny will help you show off your curls in the best possible way. Today's hair care and styling products are innovative, smart and sophisticated. But they also have an ease of use that means what was once only made for a special occasion has become something done every day: styling.

And yes, guys, this means you too! Men's hair products have come a long way since the days of Brylcreem. It's important to have a style - and change that style as time calls for it - and be your own man. It's your own personality and personality, that's what Kiss A Ginger Day is all about, embracing this beautiful and rare hair color!

For men, styling is one of the most important aspects of men's grooming and should not be overlooked or rushed. In today's world, how a man looks when he goes out, interacts with others or is simply observed can make all the difference. That's because there's really no reason for men to take care of their looks with the plethora of products like lubricants, gels, and waxes available both online and in stores. A man's appearance tells those who see him something about that man. People will make assumptions based on how you look, and that includes the people you're trying to attract.

Looking dashing, smart, and like a real gentleman, preferring to use styling products will get you noticed rather than looking sloppy and like you couldn't care less. It's important to send the right signal, no matter what situation you're in - and one of those signals depends on your interface. So, why not use Kiss A Ginger day to refine your look and style? After all, if there are kisses that pop up on this day, you'd probably want to put yourself at the chance to take advantage of them, wouldn't you? Unless of course you get caught…

For women with beautiful red curls, you can look up some of the best hairstyles for red hair online. You will see a lot of amazing hairstyles that can inspire you. It's all about showing off your gorgeous red in the best way. Layers can look amazing, as they give a dimension.


International Kiss a Ginger Day has been observed annually on January 12th.


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Founded by

Derek Forgie in 2009

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