National Love Your Red Hair Day

National Love Your Red Hair Day, also unofficially known sometimes as Love a Redhead Day, is a holiday celebrated on November 5th every year. This holiday might seem to be an oddly specific holiday considering that only 2% of the world’s population has natural red hair.

Yet, it was created to help eliminate the stigma sometimes suffered by redheads at the hands of modern society. As such, everyone who knows a redhead should show them the appreciation they deserve on this hair-color-themed holiday.

The History Of National Love Your Red Hair Day

This holiday was created in August 2015 by Adrienne and Stephanie Vendetti—the co-founders of “How To Be A Redhead.” This company sells a beauty book and subscription box specifically designed for redheads or people who want to be redheads, so they might know a thing or two about what they’re talking about.

Interesting Facts About Redheads

Now that we’ve gone over when this holiday was first invented, we thought it would be nice to go over some of the interesting facts we’ve gathered about people with red hair. Facts that we feel everyone will appreciate.

Fewer Than 2% Of The World’s Population Has Red Hair

The fact of the matter is that most people in the world today don’t have red hair. That’s because fewer than 2% of the world population are actually redheads. That means that there are only about 140 million people in the world who are redheads—leaving the rest of the 7.66 billion people with hair of a different color.

On Average, Redheads Have Thicker Hair

Although people have anecdotally noted that redheads have thicker hair than other hair types over the years, this fact has now been proven by researchers. Researchers have found that redheads have thicker strands—although they also tend to have fewer strands of hair than other hair colors.

Brunettes usually have the most amount of hair strands with approximately 140,000 of them; blondes have approximately 110,000 hair strands, and redheads have an average of 90,000 strands of hair.

Redheads With Blue Eyes Are Extremely Rare

Research has shown that most redheads have brown eyes. This is followed by hazel and green eye color shades. The rarest of all eye colors, however, are blue eyes. A very small percentage of redheads have blue eyes. This makes them the unicorn of all hair color/eye color combinations.

How To Celebrate National Love Your Red Hair Day

If you’re a redhead and want to celebrate this day, then all you have to do is be good to yourself, know that you’re special, and do something nice for yourself. If you’re not a redhead, you can celebrate this day by showing the redhead in your life some love and appreciation.

And if you just so happen not to be a redhead or know a redhead, then you might want to give a shout-out to all redheads on social media sites using the hashtag #LoveYourRedHairDay or #LoveARedheadDay.

When is it?
This year (2024)
November 5 Tuesday
Next year (2025)
November 5 Wednesday
Last year (2023)
November 5 Sunday