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National High Five Day

Put your hands together and join in on the fun - it's National High Five Day! Share some love with a high five today!
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It's time to get your hands in the air and give a big high five on National High Five Day, which takes place on the third Thursday of April! This special day is a celebration of one of the most popular gestures used around the world. It was first created in 2002 by two college students who wanted to spread more positivity and joy into the world. Since then, it has grown into an international holiday that brings people together through fun activities and friendly competitions. So rally up your friends on this special day and make sure you don't miss out on all the high-fiving fun!

History of National High Five Day

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<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1977</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Invention of the High Five</div><div class='timeline-text'>The high five gesture was reportedly first popularized by Dusty Baker and Glenn Burke of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1980s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>High Five Goes Global</div><div class='timeline-text'>Throughout the 1980s, the high five spreads globally as a positive and friendly gesture, used frequently in sports and social situations.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2002</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First National High Five Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>Two college students from the University of Virginia, Conor Lastowka and Greg Harrell-Edge, established the first National High Five Day.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2006</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>NH5D Becomes a Nonprofit</div><div class='timeline-text'>National High Five Day officially became a nonprofit organization, focusing on charitable efforts through high fives and positivity.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2015</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>World Record for High Fives</div><div class='timeline-text'>On National High Five Day, a Guinness World Record was set for the most high fives in one minute by an individual.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National High Five 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'>Plan a high five relay race</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Set up a course and divide your group into teams. Each team must execute a high five before moving on to the next participant. The first team to complete the course wins.</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'>Organize a high five competition</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Divide your participants into pairs and have them compete in a high five battle. The pair with the loudest, highest, and most creative high fives can win a prize.</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'>Create a high five wall</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather as many people as you can and form a wall. Have everyone link hands for one big group high five. After everyone has given their best high five, take a picture and share it with your friends.</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'>Host a surprise high five party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Surprise your friends by throwing them an unexpected high five party! Invite guests over for snacks and drinks and have everyone practice their best high fives to get ready for the big event.</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'>Play “High Five” Bingo</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Print off some bingo cards with fun tasks, such as giving someone a high five while singing the national anthem, or giving someone a high five while wearing a funny costume. The first person to complete all the tasks wins.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National High Five 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'>High fives are fun</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>High fives are the perfect way to show your appreciation or excitement for something. Whether you're celebrating a success or congratulating a friend, a high five is always a fun and easy way to show that you care.</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'>High fives help build relationships</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>One of the greatest things about high fives is that they help build strong relationships between people. By having a simple physical gesture like a high five, we can express our support, enthusiasm and friendship to one another, no matter how far apart we are.</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'>High fives promote teamwork</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>High fives also help to promote teamwork among groups and organizations. By exchanging high fives, teams can show their solidarity, confidence and pride in their work. Plus, it's an awesome way to give moral support and encouragement when working together on projects - what better way to share positivity than with a high five!</p></div></div>

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National High Five Day Dates

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Apr 20

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2024

Apr 18

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2025

Apr 17

Thursday

2026

Apr 16

Thursday

2027

Apr 15

Thursday

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