Ginger used to be seen as a derogatory term for redhead, and is probably still considered rude by some, but those who are tired of being bullied because of their hair color are owning the name and declaring Ginger Pride.
So whaddya do once that pride comes rolling in? Throw together a festival for your fellow Gingers to enjoy and declare it the summer of redheaded love!
Festival organizer Stuart Parry is no stranger to bullying, and he has decided to organize the event to show his fellow redheads that, despite what bullies might say, it's great to be a part of Team Ginge.
Some of Stuart's colorful musings on being a redhead:
"I wonder if we're approaching a time when bullying gingers is over [...] When I was much younger and out at a night club a young lady came up to me and said 'wow, your hair is lovely, where did you get it done?'"
The first ever UK festival for redhead (Redhead Day UK) started in 2013, but there's plenty of room for Stuart's more laid back festival to coincide with the bigger event, and it's about time for redheads to be proud of their fiery manes!