MC1R magazine hosts Redhead Days Germany to bring together redheads from all around the world

Hundreds of redheads will gather in Hamburg, Germany this weekend for MC1R’s second annual Redhead Day.

MC1R magazine, named for the gene mutation associated with red hair, is hosting the event which will feature photo opportunities and a party for redhead attendees.

“Our goal is to have fun with this special gathering,” said organizer Tristan Rodgers, “and to make a positive statement and celebrate together at a time when people in certain regions are being reduced to physical and cultural traits.”

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“For all redheads, it is the opportunity to strengthen their community - but we want to celebrate with all people.”

On September 8, a kick-off party for the event will begin at 5 pm and last until the early hours of the morning. The highlight of the event is on September 9, where a redhead group picture will be taken at 11:30 am.

Last year, the event drew about a hundred redheads, but organizers are hoping to see that grow to closer to 500 this year. The event’s Facebook page has over 300 people who plan to attend, and more than a thousand who are interested.

Tristan Rodgers, a native of Northern Ireland and founder of MC1R, plays a part in the effort to map every redhead worldwide. It is believed that .6% of the worldwide population is a redhead (that figure jumps to 10% in Ireland!), but Rodger wants to use new technology to more accurately map the population.

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Posted by MC1R Magazine on Déardaoin 12 Aibreán 2018

“I’d love to see if we can get some recent estimates about where all redheads live worldwide,” said Rodgers. “Maybe it could be possible to backup some theories or smaller researches so we can work with them together.”

“I would also hope the people from some countries we didn’t expect will contact us so we can get more background information about their life as being a redhead in these special parts of the world!”

While Hamburg, Germany may seem like an unlikely locale for a redhead gathering, Rodgers determined from his research that it’s actually a hotbed of redheads.

Last year, Rodgers said, “I started a redhead map one year ago to find out where the redheads are and after 10,000 registrations, loads of redheads seemed to be around Hamburg and northern Germany as well.”

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Redheads from around the world will gather in Hamburg, Germany this weekend