WEIRD NEWS
09/11/2014 05:03 pm ET Updated Sep 11, 2014

This Is What It Looks Like When Thousands Of Gingers Gather For A Redhead Festival

The redheads are coming! The redheads are coming!

On Sept. 5, more than 5,000 red-haired folks gathered in Breda, Netherlands, for the ninth annual Redhead Days festival.

The three-day gathering, known as "Roodharigendag" in Dutch, invites people from all over the world to celebrate their locks and participate in events like photo shoots, lectures on the history of red hair and art exhibitions.

There was even some speed dating.

"Normally, there's no possible way for me to get lost in a crowd, and so it's kind of a special feeling," Tom Snyder, an American who attended the festival, told The Associated Press. "It's very unique."

Only about two percent of the world's population carry the recessive gene associated with red hair. Scientists have even speculated that redheads could be extinct in the next 100 years.

Welp, here's hoping the speed dating was successful!

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