KISS A GINGER DAY - January 12

Kiss a Ginger Day - January 12


On January 12th, everyone is encouraged to find their favorite redhead and give them a peck on Kiss a Ginger Day.

Created to support a more positive spin than its counterpart, Kiss a Ginger Day brings sweet kisses to redheads who may have once been teased for their hair color.

The red hair gene is recessive and requires two copies for it to present itself. Even then, there is no guarantee it will. If both parents have the gene, there is a 1 in 4 chance they will have a redheaded child.  Most natural-born redheads (yes, some of us like the bottle) have brown eyes, followed by green or hazel. Coming in at 1% of the world’s population, the blue-eyed ginger is the rarest kind. So if you give one of these ginger’s a kiss, consider yourself lucky.

If you didn’t already know it, you should obtain permission before kissing anyone who doesn’t expect it –
including a ginger (a.k.a. a redhead).

Many redheads feel like outcasts for having red hair. This celebration empowers redheads to feel confident, look amazing, and rock their beauty. Red hair is more than a color; it’s a lifestyle. Besides, redheads are rare. Less than 2 percent of the population are crowned with red hair. And those who are may very well be left-handed, too.


It’s easy. Kiss a Ginger! And it goes without saying, if you don’t have permission to kiss your favorite ginger, don’t. And while you’re at it, spread a little kindness. Use #KissAGingerDay to share on social media.


Derek Forgie founded Kiss a Ginger Day in 2009 as an alternative positive celebration of redheads’ uniqueness as opposed to another day that could often accelerate into bullying. Follow him on Twitter @Kiss_A_Ginger or on Facebook at KissAGingerDay.