Happy National Left Handed Day

Neal August 12, 2014 13

Happy International Left Handers Day

Happy National Left Handed Day!  Every year on August 13th we southpaws get our very own designated day to celebrate being left handed.  This annual event is also meant to help raise awareness of the troubles that left handed people experience with living in a right-hand centric world.

So the idea is that we have an excuse to get drunk and have a whinge at how easy righties have it? Well, not quite.

Special events are usually set up around the world, such as ‘left handed zones’ where everyone is encouraged to use their left hands to perform simple tasks.  These special areas might only include lefty tools and utensils in order to force people into finding out what it’s like being a southpaw in a right handed world.

All too often left handed people are overlooked by designers and developers. It is also hoped that through participating in this day we can raise awareness of the need for ambidextrous product designs.

Here’s my (selfish) suggestion for this yearly event.  Every year on August 13th guitar stores worldwide should have a sale where only the southpaw models are discounted. Do it. Do it.

international left handed day sale

Are you planning on celebrating National Left Handed Day?  Leave a comment below!

Celebrate this great day by grabbing one of our exclusive left-handed tshirts!! Click here to see the range!

Lefty Links

Read more about left handed people at the following rediculously fascintating links…
25 AMAZING Facts about Left Handed People
15 CRAZY Left Handed Superstitions
Why are People Left Handed?

Further Reading – Find Out More About Left Handed People!

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  1. Shabd Nigam January 28, 2013 at 12:26 pm - Reply

    I m also a left hander, so I will also celebrate this occasion…

  2. Adriana May 9, 2013 at 7:05 am - Reply

    Pretty cool for us left handed people! I will celebrate aug. 13 every year for now on…

  3. Araceli May 10, 2013 at 7:06 pm - Reply

    After many years of being looked at weird for the way I write.I’m glad that we are now being celebrated. I’m a proud mom of four and three of my children are left handed. We will be celebrating our uniqueness on Augus 13… As a family we’ve come to embrace being lefthanded.

  4. Teedot August 7, 2013 at 12:35 am - Reply

    It happens to be the week before my birthday. I should get extra presents…

    I teach young children and always look to see if any of them are left-handed so they don’t have to go through what I did (i.e. not learning how to hold a pencil correctly until the age of 12 and only because I taught myself).

  5. Donb September 10, 2013 at 1:04 pm - Reply

    Even my coffe pot is designed for righties. Used to get my hand smacked by a mean Sister Mary all thru the 6th grade. Never gave in!!! Lol now.
    Anyway…the 14th is my birtday so, I should have two days of celebration.
    Love this website. Thank you.

  6. Kirsty August 13, 2014 at 12:39 am - Reply

    You ask – Overwater Basses responds! Hope it’s okay to post this here (I couldn’t see a contact link to courtesy check with management first). Overwater Basses are doing exactly what you’d hoped for and offering a discount to “southpaws only” to celebrate, which lasts from International Left Handers Day, until the end of August. Check out the details here: http://overwaterbasses.com/news/
    or please see, like and share our FB post:
    Have a great day!
    Overwater Basses

    • Neal Beedie August 13, 2014 at 9:05 pm - Reply

      Amazing – cheers Kirsty! :D

      • Kirsty August 13, 2014 at 11:54 pm - Reply

        Don’t thank me, Neal, thank Overwater Basses! ;-)
        PS the “Southpaw Sale” is not just for ILH Day, but runs right through to the end of the month….!
        PPS AND…..outwith this sale, the policy at Overwater Basses is to provide left-handed versions of most of our models WITHOUT a lefty surcharge…. Cheers guys – hope you’ve all had a GREAT ILH Day – however you celebrated! :-D

  7. andrew gaturi August 13, 2014 at 6:29 am - Reply

    Am leftie and i really like it. Those myths about lefthanders aren’t true.

  8. Eric August 13, 2014 at 7:27 am - Reply

    i was born a leftie but beaten up to become a right handed. Happy International Left Handers Day

  9. Eric August 13, 2014 at 7:29 am - Reply

    Glad to have 2 days to celebrate myself. yesterday n today

  10. Steve T. September 14, 2014 at 6:46 am - Reply

    My mom was left handed and so am I.
    Her parents tied her left hand behind her back and forced her to become right handed. She became able to write with either hand. I play guitar left handed and play drums right handed. Is there a connection?

  11. ako donald October 28, 2014 at 8:19 pm - Reply

    i am left and proud

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