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National High Five Day

National High Five Day

Up high! Make sure to give a “high five” to everyone you meet on April 20, because it’s National High Five Day.

How did this all start? Depends on whom you ask. We’re going with the baseball story that dates back to 1977 when Dodgers Dusty Baker and Glenn Burke gave each other a high-five in celebration. Baker’s home run had just made L.A. the first team in history to have four hitters with at least 30 home runs in a single season.

Today people everywhere use it to mean “Congratulations!” or “Great job!” We’re still quite nostalgic for the “low five,” of course, which may have originated back in the 1920s.

1.Raise your hand high
Smile. Swing your arm forward. Smack! If you’ve done it right, your palm should hit their palm, providing you with a resounding ‘thwack’ sound.

2.Teach a kid the art of the high five
There is nothing more fun than teaching a baby a new trick. This National High Five Day, find a baby, maybe yours or maybe another friend’s baby, and teach them the art of saying hi with their hands.

2.Teach a dog to high five
Okay, teaching a baby a trick is fun but teaching a dog is even more fun! Find a dog and teach them to say hi with its paws!

A. It’s traveled around the globe
Did you know that the high five is a universal gesture? People on every continent are doing it! One guy, Craig Lewis, even quit his job to high five high-fived! He traveled to 36 countries, high fivihigh-fivingthrough them all!

B. The High Five challenge
That’s right, just like the Ice Bucket Challenge, there’s a High Five Challenge that raises money for kids impacted by chronic illness. The money goes to provide them with arts and athletics programs.

C. The Kid President loves them
Remember Kid President? He once famously said, “Give people high fives just for getting out of bed. Being a person is hard sometimes.” Isn’t that the truth? We love giving high-fives for everything!


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