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‘Red Festival’ In Udmurtia (Redheads)
Finugor ^ | 11-19-2010 | Nadezhda Volokitina

Posted on 12/19/2010 11:29:11 AM PST by blam

‘Red Festival’ In Udmurtia

19 November 2010, 07:50
Nadezhda Volokitina

The Udmurts are the most red-haired Finno-Ugric people, the most red-haired nation in Russia, and as far as the rest of the world is concerned, they are inferior only to the Irish in this respect.

The so-called ‘Red Festival’, which gathers a lot of people, takes place annually in the capital of Udmurtia, Izhevsk. There organized such contests and competitions as ‘Mother, Father and I are a Red Family’ (the most red-haired family contest), ‘Mischievous Gingers’ (the most red-haired child contest), as well as ‘red’ pet contests for cats, dogs, hamsters, squirrels, goldfish, and a beauty contest ‘Goldilocks’.

The Festival is held at the beginning of September, enriched with marvelous autumn tints. ‘Red’ music is heard everywhere, ‘red’ fruit from the gardens and fields are far and near. ‘Red’ VIP club gathers the most eminent red-haired people - scientists, journalists, writers, actors. The children of ‘Shundy-Mumy’ (Mother of Sun) – the Udmurts- being asked if they are gingers, proudly answer ‘Yes!’.
The motto of the Festival “Gingers of the world, unite!” appeal to the unity of all the Finno-Ugric people, who are notable for their red hair. The Festival has already reached Republic and interregional scale, and it may become the brand of the Finno-Ugric world!


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: finland; finnougric; finns; ginger; gingergene; godsgravesglyphs; helixmakemineadouble; hungary; redheads; russia; udmurt; udmurtia; uralic
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1 posted on 12/19/2010 11:29:14 AM PST by blam
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To: blam

I love “Gingers”!


2 posted on 12/19/2010 11:31:34 AM PST by reg45
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To: blam

I just might attend this festival, along with 2 of my daughters and some of our grandkids—if it didn’t involve getting on a plane—which I don’t plan to do ever again..........


3 posted on 12/19/2010 11:35:07 AM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "Gun Free Zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Viiksitimali; muawiyah; SunkenCiv
This article was originally linked to this thread, (Where Do The Finns Come From) , thanks to FReeper Viiksitimali who is from Finland for the article.
4 posted on 12/19/2010 11:35:42 AM PST by blam
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To: reg45

Hot tempered as well ...


5 posted on 12/19/2010 11:36:05 AM PST by rahbert
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To: blam
Finno-Ugric Beliefs And Rituals
6 posted on 12/19/2010 11:40:03 AM PST by blam
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To: reg45
Dagny

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7 posted on 12/19/2010 11:45:09 AM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: blam
Siberian Graveyard's Secret (More Redheads)

"YEKATERINBURG, Russia In a medieval Siberian graveyard a few miles south of the Arctic Circle, Russian scientists have unearthed mummies roughly 1,000 years old, clad in copper masks, hoops and plates - burial rites that archaeologists say they have never seen before."

"Among 34 shallow graves were five mummies shrouded in copper and blankets of reindeer, beaver, wolverine or bear fur. Unlike the remains of Egyptian pharaohs, the scientists say, the Siberian bodies were mummified by accident. The cold, dry permafrost preserved the remains, and the copper may have helped prevent oxidation."

8 posted on 12/19/2010 11:50:35 AM PST by blam
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9 posted on 12/19/2010 11:51:59 AM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: blam
Red-headed rednecks are the craziest people in the world, lol!
10 posted on 12/19/2010 11:54:48 AM PST by Ken H
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To: blam

Gingerfest 2010

;)


11 posted on 12/19/2010 11:55:28 AM PST by Soothesayer (smallpox is not a person)
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To: blam

It sounds delightful. What a pleasure to read about an innocent, happy celebration in these troubled times.


12 posted on 12/19/2010 11:56:46 AM PST by American Quilter (Correct use of "lie" vs. "lay": you LIE down yourself. You LAY something else down. It's easy!)
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DNA Reveals Neanderthal Redheads
13 posted on 12/19/2010 11:58:16 AM PST by blam
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"It sounds delightful. What a pleasure to read about an innocent, happy celebration in these troubled times."

Yup.

Couldn't happen here, it'd be racist.

Diversity has made us so strong, eh?

14 posted on 12/19/2010 12:01:02 PM PST by blam
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To: blam

Yup! We’ve been here since the beginning—must have sprung from some sort of red ape—LOL!


15 posted on 12/19/2010 12:29:29 PM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "Gun Free Zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: reg45

I prefer Daywalkers to Gingers. :->


16 posted on 12/19/2010 12:36:40 PM PST by mnehring
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To: basil

We’re EVERYWHERE! We’re EVERYWHERE!


17 posted on 12/19/2010 12:40:43 PM PST by misharu (I am an Independent Conservative who caucuses with the Republicans)
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To: blam
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Skooter is a ginger pure breed Alaskan Malamute.

He approves.

18 posted on 12/19/2010 1:20:18 PM PST by warm n fuzzy (Really)
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"I love 'Gingers'!"

Then you may appreciate this redhead appreciation thread, which I happened to stumble across recently.

(I don't remember what I was searching for when I found it, but after a short while, I didn't care).

19 posted on 12/19/2010 1:28:16 PM PST by Hunton Peck (Life, Liberty, Property, and the means to protect them, are what it's about.)
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To: Pontiac

for later


20 posted on 12/19/2010 1:38:02 PM PST by Pontiac
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