Happy National Left Handers Day 2021! Every year on August 13th we southpaws get our very own designated day to celebrate our ‘gift’. International Left Handers Day is also meant to help raise awareness of the troubles that lefty people experience with living in a right-hand centric world.
Scissors, spiral notebooks, smudged ink, no one else can enjoy the awesome graphic on your favorite coffee mug – the lefty struggle is real! This day is a chance for right handed people to experience it for themselves.
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.
National Left Handers Day 2021
When Is Left Handers Day?
National Left Handers Day is on Friday, August 13th 2021. It was first celebrated back in 1976, and has been an annual event ever since.
What Do You Do On Left Handers Day?
Special events are usually set up around the world, such as designated ‘left handed zones’ where righties are encouraged to use their non-dominant hand 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. Because let’s face it, sometimes it’s a bit of a pain in the rear! Check out the video below…
All too often we lefties are overlooked by designers and developers. We only make up 12% of the population to be fair! But it is also hoped that through participating in this day we can raise awareness of the need for ambidextrous product designs.
Fun Fact: Did you know that some people are actually scared of left handed things? Check out my article on Sinistrophobia!
International Left Handers Day Sales!
Here’s my (selfish) suggestion for this yearly event. Every year on August 13th, guitar stores worldwide should have a sale where only the left-handed models are discounted. Do it. Do it.
Are you planning on celebrating National Left Handers Day 2021?
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Left Handers Day 2021 Poster
Click the image to download our poster to use in your own left handers day 2021 events!
Take Up Left Handed Guitar!
If you’re reading this article then chances are that you are left handed. If you don’t already play, why not let me help you get started with guitar? Check out our free in-depth Beginner Guide to learn everything you need to know!
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