Happy National Left Handed Day 2020! Every year on August 13th we southpaws get our very own designated day to celebrate our ‘gift’. Left Handed Day 2020 is also meant to help raise awareness of the troubles that lefty 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.
National Left Handed Day 2020 – August 13th
Scissors, spiral notebooks, smudged ink, no one else can see 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. It was first celebrated back in 1976, and has been an annual event ever since.
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 ass! 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 our article on Sinistrophobia!
Left Handed 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.
Overwater Lefty Bass Offer
Wow, this year it actually happened!
I just received an email from our friends over at Overwater Basses. They have well and truly gotten into the spirit of things and are offering a 25% discount on all left handed custom basses ordered before the end of the month. Awesome!
Are you planning on celebrating National Left Handed Day 2020?
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Left Handed Day 2020 Poster
Click the image to download our poster to use in your own left handers day 2020 events!
Take Up Left Handed Guitar!
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