National High Five Day 2024 (US): Activities, Facts and Importance

On April 18, celebrate National High Five Day by giving a "high five" to someone you encounter, a sentimental gesture that began with Dusty Baker's 1977 home run record.

National High Five Day 2024: From heaven! On April 18, observe National High Five Day by giving a “high five” to each individual you encounter. How did everything begin? That depends on the individual questioned. We will proceed with the baseball anecdote from 1977, in which Dusty Baker and Glenn Burke of the Dodgers exchanged high-fives in jubilation.

L.A. had just become the first team in history to have four batters record at least 30 home runs in a single season before Baker’s blast. Presently, it is universally employed to denote “Congratulations!” or “Well done!” We continue to feel quite sentimental about the “low five,” a term that could have been coined in the 1920s.

National High Five Day: Activities

Raise your hand to the sky.

Graciously smile. Lean forward with your arm. Strongly smack! Having executed the action correctly, your palm should make contact with its palm, producing a satisfying ‘thwack’ sound.

instruct a child in the high-five

Nothing is more enjoyable than instructing an infant in a novel maneuver. On National High Five Day, locate an infant, whether it be your own or that of an acquaintance, and instruct them on the proper way to say “hello” using their hands.

Develop a dog’s high-five

Certainly, it is enjoyable to teach an infant a trick, but instructing a dog is more enjoyable. Obtain a canine companion and instruct them to greet you with their limbs.

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National High Five Day: Facts

Low five represents the “too slow” variant of high five.

“Up high, down low” is the initial line of the limerick; however, the hand is abruptly removed, causing the slapper to miss. Uncomfortably sluggish!

“The Principal” featured the initial film occurrence.

James Belushi portrayed the principal in the 1987 film “The Principal,” seizing Jacob Vargas’ hand before he could give him a low five.

It even occurs in apes.

In the concluding sequence of the 2014 film “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” two apes perform the “too slow” rendition of the low five.

The five coolers?

The low five is considered by some to be the more refined sibling of the high five.

National High Five Day: Importance

It has been traversed the globe.

Unbeknownst to you, the high five is an international gesture. Individuals from each continent are engaging in this practice. Craig Lewis quit his employment to high-five the entire world. He accomplished this by high-fiving his way through all 36 countries he visited.

The High Five difficulty

Indeed, a High Five Challenge exists to raise money for kids who are suffering from chronic illnesses, much like the Ice Bucket Challenge. The funds are utilized to fund athletic and artistic programs for the students.

The President’s Child adores them.

Do you recall Kid President? He once remarked, “Give individuals high-fives simply for arising from bed. Sometimes, being a person is difficult.” Is that not the truth? We take great pleasure in bestowing high-fives for all accomplishments.

National High Five Day: Dates

2024April 18Thursday
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