“It is required by law to redo high fives if the first one was not good enough”
Alright, so maybe that isn’t strictly true, but it should be. The “High Five” is a sacred tradition that has been used to celebrate remarkable events in our day to day lives. Get the garbage into the can on the first throw? High Five! Just get that promotion you’ve been gunning for? High Five! Did you propose? Did she say yes? HIGH FIVE! Did you just finalize your divorce papers? HIGH FIVE. Seriously, high fives can be used to celebrate anything! That’s why High Five Day exists, just one more reason to use that universal gesture of excellence, the high five!
History of High Five Day
“Give people high fives just for getting out of bed, being a person is hard sometimes”
~ Kid President
Couldn’t have said it better ourselves Mr. President. High Five Day is a reminder that every little success in life deserves a bit of celebration, and the high five serves as a universal form of celebration at every level of success! The High Five, if somehow you’ve gone your whole life without knowing this, is when you and another person slap hands together over your head. (Not to mistaken for the ‘Low Five’ which traditionally takes place at waist level). Did you know that? Well, now you do! High Five!
The High Five was purportedly invented by Dusty Baker and Glenn Burke in 1977. These two Los Angeles Dodgers members were celebrating a particularly important success in that game on October 2, and it just seemed appropriate to clap their hands together over their heads. The world must have agreed, since the high five has since become generally ubiquitous, appearing in every culture the world over since.
One of the most important successes that you can celebrate with a high five is the one that cancer victims live through every day. High Five Day was originally developed with the intent of raising awareness for cancer, so be sure to raise awareness of this most important fight by giving as many high fives as possible.
How To Celebrate High Five Day
Pretty simple there kid! Give a High Five for every conceivable reason! In fact, you deserve a High Five just for reading this article, so High Five! Get up and out the door to work in the morning? Good job! High Five! Manage to make it through the day without high five-ing someone in the face… with a chair? Congratulations! They live to see another day!
While you’re doing this, see if you can start a fund-raiser to support cancer. One good way to do this is to get sponsorship to collect as many high-fives as possible throughout the day, and setting different donation levels based on how many you get! High Five to you for supporting this most important of fights.