National High Five Day
Celebrated On April 18, 2021

National High Five Day 187 days to go

Across culture, the way a community celebrates victory varies from place to place. Some choose to celebrate it with a hand shake. Some celebrate victory with a warm hug. Some dance and party! For some, victory is celebrated by opening a bottle of pricey champagne. But the most fun and coolest way to celebrate a victory would be through the high five. Nothing beats the sense of satisfaction that one gets from a high five. It is quick and easy, even a one year old can do a high five. National High Five day is celebrated Each year on the third Thursday in April. So in 2020 National High Five day is on 16th April. Do you need to know all about National High Five day? Then look no further! This article is specially created to let you know all about National High Five day.


History behind National High Five Day

One would not easily believe the origin of the high five. National High Five day first started in the year of 2002 at the University of Virginia. Students gave out high fives the whole day. Since then, it gained momentum and has now become a popular holiday in the United States of America. It gradually attained the status of a national holiday. Since then national high five day has been celebrated every year and at times in support of a specific cause.


Facts about High Fives

A few interesting facts about high fives are:

  • The high five is based on the low five which was created some time during the 1970s.
  • But the first known high five was given in 1977 at a baseball game when Glenn Burke hit a home run and high fived Dusty Baker.
  • The next recorded high five was in 1978 during basketball practice when Wiley Brown and Derek Smith high fived each other and soon the whole team began throwing high fives at each other.


How to celebrate National High Five day?

One can celebrate National High Five day by starting the day high five-ing family members and then high-fiving everyone else that they see on that day. Some people throw high fives around for charity, to raise money for s specific cause such as cancer or poverty. Click pictures of yourself high fiving friends and family or shoot funny videos. Then share it across social media with the hashtag: #NH5D or #national_high_five_day. Another amazing way to celebrate national high five day could be to visit children’s hospitals and high five children while dressed up in a costume.


Why celebrate National High Five day?

National High Five day is not just all about celebrating a victory, but it also has a lot of other implications. It celebrates humanity as a person recognizes another person as of equal value. It celebrates trust and confidence in each other. National High Five day is more than just a national holiday. National High Five day celebrates team work and care for one another. It is quite surprising that a high five could hold so many deep meanings and symbolisms. So never estimate the power of a high five! We wish you a Happy National High Five day!


When is National High Five Day?

2020April 16
2021April 18
2022April 21
2023April 20


Other Days Celebrated in April


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