Observed on August 13th every year, Left-Handers Day is an unofficial holiday that’s celebrated all over the world. Sometimes known as International Left-Handers Day, this holiday is a chance for people to feel good about being left-handing or acknowledging that special left-handed person in your life. And trust us when we say that left-handed people need a little bit of appreciation because just about everything in society is designed from a right-handed point of view. Another purpose of this holiday is to bring to people’s attention the special needs of left-handed children both in and out of the classroom.
The History Of Left-Handers Day
Left-Handers Day was originally started in the UK in 1992 as International Left-Handers Day. It was designed as a day to bring attention to the needs of left-handed school children and to give left-handed people a day to take pride in themselves. After people in the U.S heard about this holiday, they too began to celebrate it. It’s now a holiday that’s observed all over the world-although there isn’t currently any place where it’s a legal holiday. It’s merely an unofficial holiday in most places.
Left-Handed People Facts
Anyone on the hunt for amazing facts about left-handed people are going to want to read this section of this holiday. That’s because we’ve put together a list of factoids that we think that just about anyone will find interesting. Let’s check out some of them, shall we?
Left-Handed People Account For 12% Of The World’s Population
Although many left-handed people feel alone in the world, the fact of the matter is that 12% of the world’s population is left-handed. That means 87% are right-handed, which is the reason why almost everything is made from a right-handed person’s perspective. Only about 1% of the people in the world are ambidextrous.
Southpaws Are Usually Better At Multi-Tasking
According to several different studies, left-handed people are able to perform multiple tasks at the same time better than right-handed people. Scientists believe this is because right-handed people tend to look at the individual parts of a problem, while left-handed people look at the whole problem at one time.
Left-Handed People Tend To Be More Creative
According to two different studies, one from 1977 and one from 2007, painters and musicians were more likely to be left-handed. These studies also showed that architects were more likely to be left-handed than right-handed.
Some People Have A Phobia Of Left-Handed People
Sinistrophobia is a fear of left-handed people and the left-side of people or objects. The word is made up of two Greek words: Sinistro (meaning left) and Phobia (meaning fear).
Observing Left-Handers Day
Observing Left-Handers Day is easy. If you’re left-handed, then give yourself a pat on the back or perhaps take a moment to purchase yourself something that was made specifically for left-handed people. If you’re not left-handed, however, that doesn’t mean that you still can’t observe this holiday. You can always take a left-handed friend out to coffee or use the hashtag #LeftHandedDay on social media to spread love to all of the left-handed people on the Internet.
When is Left Handers Day?
|This year (2021)||August 13 (Friday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Next year (2022)||August 13 (Saturday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Last year (2020)||August 13 (Thursday)||Multiple dates - more|