Happy National High Five Day 2019 Quotes, Images, Activities & History: On every third Thursday in April, National High Five Day is celebrated. Every year National High Five Day is observed to celebrate this exceptional hand gesture where two people face each other and together strike each other’s palms in both an admiring fashion, as a greeting, or to rejoice the success of one of the persons who is involved in the gesture. Maundy Thursday Quotes
The Background of the High-Five
However no one surely knows the origin of the high-five, it’s supposed to go back to the 1970s and was perhaps a variant of the Low-Five–which has been about from the time at least WWII. On the other hand, there are two widespread stories which attempts to clarify the origin of the High-Five.
Talking about the first story states that the first high-five happened at Dodger Stadium on October 2, 1977, among Glenn Burke and Dusty Baker on the regular season last day. This high-five was in reaction to a home run which was hit by Baker off of Houston Astros pitcher J.R. Richard.
On the other hand, the second story states the origin of the high-five at a University of Louisville Cardinals basketball practice in the year 1978. Wiley Brown was going to give his co-player Derek Smith a low-five but the two thought out to give each other a high-five in its place. Soon after that, the team initiated giving each other high-fives after every celebration.
When is National High Five Day 2019?
This year in 2019, the National High Five Day is going to be celebrated on 18th April 2019 which is the third Thursday in this month of April.
How to Celebrate National High Five Day
The only way to celebrate the National High Five Day is by giving a high-five to your family and friends or anyone known to you, if you want more fun on this day then you can give a high-five to the strangers also.
If you’re indeed excited about it, then you can film yourself giving people high-fives and then you can post it on social media using the hashtag #NH5D. Also, lemonade was served for the duration of the very first National High Five Day in the year 2002, so treat yourself to a lovely glass of lemonade on this day as well.
National High Five Day History
However the origin of the high-five is not so sure but the history of National High Five Day is surely documented. It was formed at the University of Virginia in the year 2002. The students of the university set up a shop on the campus’s main yard and gave out lemonade and high-fives to others. The idea rapidly spread from there and nowadays people all over the U.S celebrate this holiday on the third Thursday in April.