Largest gathering of red-haired people: Netherlands sets world record (VIDEOS) BREDA, Netherlands -- 1,255 natural redheads People from more than 50 countries travelled to the southern city of Breda; they got together for a photo, setting the new world record for the largest gathering of people with natural red hair,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
The previous Guinness world record for the largest gathering of people with natural red hair was achieved by 890 redheads at an event organised by Anne Lindsay Photography (USA) at Skyline High School in Sammamish, Washington, USA.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest gathering of people with Mohican/Mohawk hairstyles, achieved by West Cheshire College (UK) by 109 students and staff in Ellesmere Port, West Cheshire, UK.
A gathering of people in the Netherlands broke the world record for the most red-haired people in one picture after more than 1200 people got together for a photo.
People from more than 50 countries travelled to the southern city of Breda to break the record.
Many more redheads turned out for the festival - about 4,000-5,000 total - but only 1,255 qualified as natural redheads under Guinness World Records rules.
The World's Largest Gathering of Red-Hair people was part of an annual Dutch summer festival that takes place each first weekend of September in Breda.
Activities during the two-day festival include lectures, workshops and demonstrations which are aimed specifically at red-haired people.