Worldwide, an estimated one to two percent of humans have red hair. In Ireland, though, that number jumps to about 10 percent of the population.
So of course a convention for redheads takes place on the Emerald Isle.
The Irish Redhead Convention is an annual meeting for fiery-haired humans from all walks of life. Now in its seventh year, the festival celebrates the magic of the rarest hair type on earth with three days of ginger shenanigans galore:
They even name a King and Queen of the Redheads, because why not:
The convention honors “foxy” attendees with a full slate of events like ginger speed dating, carrot tossing championships and a baby contest. Some events are redhead-only, and others are open to everyone.
Between the parades and parties, you may spot a redheaded sheep or ginger-haired dog. There’s even a ginger jig.