Ginger nuts! Marianne suffered low self-esteem because of her auburn hair until she met 100s of others


Ginger nuts! Marianne suffered low self-esteem because of her auburn hair until she met 100s of others

8:16 PM on 13th September 2011

Sea of red: Mariane Power has joined thousands of others in Breda, Holland to celebrate the International Redhead Day

Sea of red: Mariane Power has joined thousands of others in Breda, Holland to celebrate the International Redhead Day

Misgivings: Marianne has been the butt of many jokes about her hair over the years and before the festival did not consider it something to celebrate

Misgivings: Marianne has been the butt of many jokes about her hair over the years and before the festival did not consider it something to celebrate

Ginger manifesto: Luke and Aaron Brownless are two of the wackier members of the crowd at the festival, and are fighting against gingerism, as well as trying to create their own ginger country

Ginger manifesto: Luke and Aaron Brownless are two of the wackier members of the crowd at the festival, and are fighting against gingerism, as well as trying to create their own ginger country

Making friends: Nick Evans has returned for the fourth year and runs a website where people with red hair can chat online before meeting up for real at the event

Making friends: Nick Evans has returned for the fourth year and runs a website where people with red hair can chat online before meeting up for real at the event

Weekend activities: Youngsters at the Redhead Day could have their faces painted, while adults socialised in cafes and went on bike rides together

Weekend activities: Youngsters at the Redhead Day could have their faces painted, while adults socialised in cafes and went on bike rides together

Glamour: Dutch twins Malou and Anna, 20, attended the festival, alongside thousands of others

Glamour: Dutch twins Malou and Anna, 20, attended the festival, alongside thousands of others

Family trip: Archie Graham may be the only ginger in his family, but that didn

Family trip: Archie Graham may be the only ginger in his family, but that didn”t stop them attending, although ten-year-old Libby was worried her brother would get lost

The big picture: The last event of the weekend sees all the people who attend gather in a park to be photographed

The big picture: The last event of the weekend sees all the people who attend gather in a park to be photographed