Kiss a Ginger Day Date in the current year: January 12, 2018

Kiss a Ginger Day Kiss a Ginger Day is an informal holiday celebrated on January 12. It was created by Derek Forgie in opposition to “Kick a Ginger Day”. The main idea behind the observance is that it is much better to spread the love than to spread the hate.

The South Park episode “Ginger Kids”, where Cartman delivers a hate speech against people with red hair, supposedly inspired “Kick a Ginger Day”. In 2008, a 14-year old student from Canada started a Facebook group dedicated to the idea of promoting November 20 as “National Kick a Ginger Day”. Some people took the idea literally, which resulted in redheaded students being assaulted based on their hair color. After Kick a Ginger Day was picked up on social media, similar incidents have happened in other parts of the world.

The Kiss a Ginger Day campaign was launched in 2009 to combat bullying and to promote a much more peace-loving activity aimed towards gingers. Celebrating this amazing holiday is really easy! All you need to do is find one one of this rare individuals (red hair occurs naturally in 1–2% of the human population) and offer them a kiss as an appreciation for their unique hair color. Of course, you must make sure first that you have their permission because consent is important. Or you can just tell them how amazing and stunning they are.

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