International Left Handers Day | August 13
Sun Aug 13th

International Left Handers Day

On August 13th, the International Left Hand Handers Day honors all those individuals who have mastered using their left hand in a right-handed world. We take our hats off to you, left-handed!


About 10% of the population are southpaws. Scientists have no idea why a person develops left-handedness. However, it's more likely that a child will be left-handed if one parent is a lefty, as well as the other. Parents of left-handed children were used to pressure them to use their right hands. The predominant use of the left hand seemed to be harmful in the eyes of right-handers. Parents feared that their families would shun their children, so they feared that their families would shun their children. Although we accept left-handedness more often than days gone by, the number of people who haven't increased hasn't increased.

Famous lefties

Many lefties want to blend in because they will stand out soon enough. They may be uncomfortable due to their unique characteristic. They bump elbows or look like a klutz. However, those who are not dominant adapt well in a world meant for the right-handed. For example, eight United States presidents, including Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama, were left-handed, including Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama. If Michaelangelo and Leonardo de Vinci had been right-handed, would the Sistine Chapel and Mona Lisa stand the test of time?

Uncommon individual

Left Handers Day honors the rare individual who throws, catches, writes, and uses a fork with their left hand. They see the world just a little differently. They want to find the seat that will place their dominant elbow on the outside of the restaurant. When the southpaw appears as an opponent on the roster, right-handed athletes groan a bit. Right-handers aren't exactly sure how to cope due to a lack of experience, and right-handers aren't exactly sure how to cope. And yet, lefties face righties all the time.

On Left-Handers Day, don't be shy. Show the world how brilliant and unique you are!

How to celebrate international left handers day

Take a left-handed friend to lunch or out for coffee with a left-handed friend. Try doing everything with your left hand if you're right-handed. Left-handers share photos using #lefthandersday to show your left-handed awesomeness.

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