Are your palms feeling particularly rosy this morning? That’s because it’s National High Five Day! Every third Thursday in April, everyone is expected to engage in appreciative hand-slapping even more than usual. Which, personally, is hard to imagine because, as you’ll realise if you ever meet me, I do like high-five an extraordinary amount. I mean, every few seconds. It’s pretty unbearable.Legend has it this uncontrollable high-fiving started at a university in Virginia USA, where high-fives and lemonade were handed out, which sounds like a dangerous combination.
Now people all over the planet slap themselves delirious on this particular day, raising money for charity with sponsored ‘high-five-athons’ which sounds easier, but louder, than the traditional fun run. Just don’t ever do that thing where you go in for a high-five and the other person replies with a fist-bump and you stand there with your hand wrapped around their fist, shaking it gently. That’s the high-five equivalent of blasphemy.