Every year Redheads gather in the Dutch city of Breda for a fun-filled weekend. The event features a bunch of activities: music, lectures, fashion, and shows organized specifically for redheads (although non-gingers are welcome too).

The event has been growing each year, and in 2013 it broke a world record of 1672 redheads together in one photo.

Can you count them?

 

This panorama, created by Marco den Herder, won a Guinness World Record. Marco took the photo with a panopole extended to a height of five meters using a Nodal Ninja and Canon 5D mark II with a Sigma 8mm fisheye lens.

The Redhead Day and the Guinness Word Record were organized by “Redhead Days”, which has been organizing this (red) hairy festival since 2007.

Did you know that only about 1% – 2% of the population has red hair? Redheads are more numerous on the northern and western European countries, 2% – 6% of the population. The highest percentage of natural Redheads in the world can be found in Scotland (13%), followed closely by Ireland (10%).

Some interesting facts about redheads:

  • Redheads are becoming rarer and could be extinct in 100 years, according to genetic scientists.

  • In Poland, if you see three Redheads at the same time, you will win the lottery.

  • Redheads have always been thought untrustworthy. As some claim ? Judas was red-haired.

  • It brings you good luck to rub your hand on a Redhead`s head

  • A 2002 study found that Redheads are harder to sedate than any other people requiring twenty percent more anesthesia.

  • In Denmark it is an honor to have a redheaded child.

We are looking forward to see the Redheads’ Day panorama in 2014!

We’d like to thank Marco den Herder and the Redhead Days organization for their cooperation in writing this post.

The 360Cities Team