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International Lefthanders Day

Celebrate International Lefthanders Day and show your support for lefties everywhere - join us in recognizing the special gifts they bring to the world!
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Let’s all come together and celebrate International Lefthanders Day on August 13! It has been celebrated annually since 1976, when it was first created to recognize the struggles of left-handed people in a world that is designed for right-handers. This day gives us an opportunity to appreciate our unique abilities and show support for those who are left-handed.

History of International Lefthanders Day

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<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1976</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First International Lefthanders Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first International Lefthanders Day was held by the Left Handers Club, with the goal of raising awareness about the everyday challenges faced by left-handed individuals.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1980</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Encouraging Left-Handed Acceptance</div><div class='timeline-text'>Campaigns for acceptance and understanding of left-handed individuals gained momentum, attempting to debunk common myths and misconceptions about left-handedness.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1990</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Non-Discrimination Laws Enforced</div><div class='timeline-text'>Certain countries began to enact laws that prohibited discrimination against left-handed people, promoting equality and fairness regardless of hand dominance.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2001</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Online Support Communities Formed</div><div class='timeline-text'>A proliferation of online communities and forums for left-handed individuals provided support and camaraderie in the digital age.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2010</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Increased Public Awareness</div><div class='timeline-text'>Increased public awareness about the struggles and triumphs of left-handed individuals continued, with more events and campaigns taking place on International Lefthanders Day.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate International Lefthanders Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Organize a lefthanders party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite all your left-handed friends to a special celebration in honor of International Lefthanders Day. Serve food that can be eaten with the left hand, like sandwiches and wraps.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit an amusement park</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Go to your favorite amusement park and indulge in rides designed for lefties. Most amusement parks have special rides that are designed to take advantage of the strengths of lefties.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make lefthanders crafts</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather some supplies, like construction paper, glue, and scissors, and make some crafts specifically for lefthanders. You can even invite your right handed friends to join in on the fun.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Take a lefthanded writing lesson</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>If you're looking for something a bit more educational, search for a local instructor who can teach you how to write with your left hand. There are plenty of resources online as well as classes in most major cities.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Try out new hobbies</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Pick up a new hobby or activity that is designed for lefthanders, such as playing guitar or tennis with the left hand, or using left handed scissors to cut paper. It's a great way to celebrate International Lefthanders Day.</p></div></div>

Why We Love International Lefthanders Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Lefties are special</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Left handed people make up around 10% of the population, making them a rare and unique minority. Those who are left handed often have to struggle to live in a right handed world - so it's nice to have a day dedicated to celebrating their uniqueness!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Lefties are creative</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Left handed people can be particularly creative individuals due to the unique way they interact with the world. Often times they think outside the box and find new ways of looking at problems and solutions. It's no wonder why many famous artists, musicians and actors are lefties!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Lefties help promote understanding</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>By highlighting International Lefthanders Day, we're reminded that everyone is different - but equally as important. We can all come together to understand each other better and appreciate those traits that make us all unique individuals.</p></div></div>

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When is International Lefthanders Day?

International Lefthanders Day is celebrated on August 13 every year. In 2024 International Lefthanders Day will occur on a Tuesday.

International Lefthanders Day Dates

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Day

2023

Aug 13

Sunday

2024

Aug 13

Tuesday

2025

Aug 13

Wednesday

2026

Aug 13

Thursday

2027

Aug 13

Friday

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