Thousands of redheads from all over the world attended the Redhead Days in Breda.
The entire city was invaded by red, which at the request of the organization had dressed in purple this year.
For three days, there were all kinds of activities leading to the climax; the making of the big group photo on Sunday. Last year the record was set for the most number of redheads put in a picture.
It seemed that this record was not reached this year, but afterwards there turned out to be 1714 redheads in the picture.
Unfortunately there is no official record for the Guinness Book of Records.
Full programm of 3 days
Besides the main event of these three days, taking the group photo, there were many activities organized. The participants who came from far could sleep on a provisional camping ground, there was a photo exhibition in the Great Church, there were several photo shoot locations, Live Music, Make-up advice, Fashion and Beauty Makeovers.
On the camping ground we met three girls who were dropped off by their father, busy with installing the tent. This was the 4th year that they participated and this year they were allowed to stay overnight. People participating on such great succession, says a lot about the success of the program!
Feast of recognition
For all the participants who had to come from far, these days were a feast of recognition.
We don’t want to tire you with the names of all the countries they came from, but it was really from all around the globe!
A father of a lovely curly redhead told us what his 4-year-old son had told him: “Dad, these are all people like me.”
The maverick was once one of many. The father was emotionally moved.
Explanation from the trends
The father actually told, in a few words, why this Redhead days event has become so popular.
Seen from the trends, it is also good to explain.
In our society, people don’t want to stand out, they want to belong to the group.
You can see this back in fashion, for example in the popularity of certain clothing, in sports or even by their cars.
Dutch people for instance, are well known for wearing the eternal jeans.
People with red hair are quickly noticed, along with many other features such as light skin and freckles.
Often life is not easy for people with red hair, because they are regularly bullied, especially as a child.
At an event like Redheads Day, you see the following symptoms:
Firstly, redheads find the link to the rest of the group and are pleased with the recognition.
The dominant feeling you can see so clearly is: solidarity. You even hear the following statments: “This is my family”.
Secondly, redheads wear the desired color (purple it was this year) with pride and present their red hair in a ways they normally are not used to. For example, we saw the most beautiful princesses, who all willingly posed for many flocking photographers.
This year Trendbubbles attended this event for the very first time and made a photo shoot to give you an impression of what it was like and we would certainly like to go back next year! If you would like to visit the Redhead Days in Breda, click here for more information.