Gingers of the World, Unite!
This is the motto of a red-haired festival in a location that might surprise: Russia. The Udmurtia ethnic nation claims to have the most red hair outside Ireland.
At first thought, the idea of redheads uniting around the world was a little perplexing. What would be the purpose? Personally, would I want to be around a bunch of people like myself? I guess I relish being unique in the world. In fact it might be a little scary, the thought that our red hair might all catch on fire or a big fight might break out. Perhaps take over the world!
Redheads are Fiery!
When redheads are described, usually words of energy come to mind, like fiery, hot-tempered and flaming. Picture Vikings raiding seacoast villages and establishing trade routes throughout Europe. Even the country name, Russia, where Vikings sailed on the Volga River, means ‘to row.’ The Vikings traveled far and wide, from North America to the Mediterranean. Ancient redheads are known to have traveled worldwide, evidenced in the discovery of red-haired mummies found everywhere, including South America and China.
Studies have shown that redheads have a propensity for hyperactivity. An Israeli psychiatrist, Dr Michael Bar, reported that redheaded children are three to four times more likely than others to develop hyperactivity. He said, “it’s possible that the assumed national characteristics of certain ethnic groups, like the adventurousness of the Vikings and the temperament of the Irish, are connected to the high frequency of redheads among them.”
Redheads are from Mars?
Astrologers claim there is a connection between the red planet Mars and the fiery nature of people with red hair. Redheads are notorious for their well-known hot-tempered, high strung and sensitive natures. In astrology, if the planet Mars is in your charts, it has the affect of placing fiery, competitive and almost explosive tendencies into your behavior.
So if you are a redhead with many interests, ie ‘too many irons in the fire,’ don’t worry, it’s a redhead thing.
Places where you should encounter red hair!
Billings, Montana June 2-3, 2018
Gingerfest V in Boise, Idaho on June 8th, 2018
Redhead Days in Chicago, Illinois on July 6-8, 2018
Redheads Unite in Colorado on July 14, 2018
Viking Days in Seattle on July 14th.
Celtic Festival Missoula, Montana on July 28, 2018
Irish Festival, St. Paul, Mn Aug 10-12, 2018- Good times!
Vista Viking Festival, Vista, Ca Sept. 22-23, 2018- I highly recommend this event.
Redhead Picnic in Dunbar West Virginia in September 2018
Red Hair Redhead Resources
Irish News https://www.irishcentral.com/
Celtic Gods & Goddesses http://www.angelfire.com/wizard/celticdeities/
RANGA (Red And Nearly Ginger) http://www.ranga.net.au/