IT'S THE most wonderful time of the year…for redheads.
This Sunday, January 12, marks a momentous day in the calendar for one and all: Kiss a Ginger Day.
Now more than a decade old, it’s a chance to celebrate all things red and follicle.
And while participants are invited to kiss their nearest and dearest ginger-haired friend, there are plenty of options for anyone opposed to locking lips with a redhead.
Organisers are encouraging people to get involved in a variety of weird and wonderful ways, whether it’s enjoying a few ginger biscuits with a cup of tea or popping on a Harry Potter DVD – thank you, Ron Weasley.
Alternatively, you could combine the two or even make it a perfect hat-trick by watching the film with a redhead. In any case, you get the gist of it.
Founded back in 2009, Kiss a Ginger Day was started way back in 2009.
It was the brainchild of organiser Derek Forgie, who was eager to create a positive event around the subject of redheads.
Forgie felt compelled to create the event in direct response to an episode of South Park.
The episode of the controversial cartoon centred around a The cartoon courted controversy a fictional event Kick a Ginger Day and sparked off a spate of bullying incidents.
"It's a push back against some of the bullying we have seen and some of the marginalisation we have seen,” Forgie previously explained to the Evening Standard.
“And I think some people really resonate with something that's positive,” he said.