National High Five Day

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Have you been high-fived out of the blue today? Or, is this new national celebration news to you? Either way, it’s the third Thursday in April today making it National High-Five Day!

NH5D started in 2002 on the campus of the University of Virginia. A group of students set up a booth on the quad and gave out high-fives and lemonade. Since it’s creation, people across the country have participated in NH5D from friends, co-workers, and even strangers. A high-five is such an easy thing to share with anyone!

If you want to take your high-fiving to the next level, you can participate in the High-5 Challenge–just like the ice bucket challenge a few years ago. ¬†Make a video of your most creative high-five, then post it on social media, calling out five friends to do the same. Along with the video, make a five dollar donation to CoachArt, an organization that provides free arts and athletics to kids impacted by chronic illness. Along with your $5, Highfive Technologies will also donate $5!

Even if you’re unable to donate this time around, spread the word about National High-Five Day around the office or with your friends while you still can. And if you pass a stranger on the street, hold out your hand and see what happens.


Drew has lived in San Diego going on two years, and can't imagine living anywhere else. She loves the city's beaches, food, and shows. You can contact her at

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