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It's the Red-ing festival! Thousands of ginger-haired revellers celebrate Red Hair Day in Dutch city


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It's the Red-ing festival! Thousands of ginger-haired revellers celebrate Red Hair Day in Dutch city



By Chris Slack

Last updated at 7:11 AM on 6th September 2010



They have long been the butt of many a joke.

But yesterday there wasn't a smug brunette or blonde anywhere to be seen as thousands of ginger-haired people from around the world descended on a Dutch city.

People of all ages attended the fifth annual 'red-hair day' in Breda in the south of Holland.

article-1309332-0B0D4FEB000005DC-792_634x422.jpg All white: Revellers were asked to dress in the colour for the celebration, and took part in activities including workshops and a fashion show

article-1309332-0B0D045D000005DC-852_634x428.jpg Gingers of the world unite: Children with red hair play in the sand at the festival

The main criteria of attending the free two-day festival is that you have natural red hair.

But the event focuses not just on the colour of the attendants' hair, but on everything to do with the colour red with numerous activities organised.

They include individual photoshoots, a fashion show and even lectures about ginger hair. There are also music events and a group picnic.




article-1309332-0B0D0867000005DC-20_634x413.jpg The future's orange: Thousands of natural redheads descended on the city of Breda in Holland for the fifth 'red-hair day'




article-1309332-0B0D4F7F000005DC-681_634x470.jpg I see red people: This young visitor shows off his wispy ginger locks as his mother looks on



Revellers at the festival were asked to dress in white by the organisers

The festival started in 2005 when Dutch painter Bart Rouwenhorst decided he wanted to paint 15 redheads.

He advertised for models and received 150 replies.

Gradually over time, the festival has become bigger. Last year more than 4,000 attended.



Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1309332/Thousands-celebrate-Red-Hair-Day-Dutch-city-Breda.html#ixzz0yjOyO9bZ

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