The International Left-Handers Day is an awareness creation day about the various challenges faced by the left handed community. It is a day to voice the thoughts and expressions of left-handers, how they feel in a world that is majored by the right-handed population.
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When is Left Handers Day 2021?
The International Lefthanders Day is celebrated on the 13th of August every year around the world. Being left-handed is a big challenge in itself. A normal human being tends to use his right hand for all functionalities in his day to day tasks. It isn’t easy to use the left hand for any activity that the right hand is designed to do. But there is a section of a world population that uses the left hand with the same ease as any right-handed person would use his right hand to do work.
Why is International Lefthanders Day Celebrated on 13th August?
Dean R Campbell formed the Lefthanders International Inc in the year 1976 and also celebrated the first international lefthanders day. He formed the organization intending to bring awareness amongst the right-handed community regarding the advantages and disadvantages of being left-handed. Lefty people are viewed from different perspectives by right-handed populations.
It may generally be due to ignorance or not gaining enough knowledge about what it takes to be a left-handed person. Campbell explained what it is a left-handed person and declared it not to be a disability of sorts. They are not people with disabled needs either. They usually are functioning humans carrying out all tasks with their left hand instead of their right hand.
International Lefthanders Day 2021 Theme
It’s funny at the same time educative to celebrate a day for all the lefties of the world. Friends and families can wish their left-handed family members by posting pictures with them on social media handles. They can encourage their left-handed family members to share their experiences through messages.
World Left Handers Day 2021 Significance
Around 10% of the world belongs to the left-handed community. There may be chances of children who are lefthanders to have developed a sense of special needs. This comes with the fact that normal children develop their right hand that’s quite normal. When it comes to the left-handed group, children may need special focus right from their childhood as they are designed to function quite differently from the right-handed community.
It’s more important to create awareness among parents, educate them about left-handed minds, and then tell them how to raise children with left-hand usage. To bring all these needs and requirements of lefty communities to the fore, events, talks and seminars are organized worldwide by concerned groups.
To be precise, it is not a celebration; it’s more of an awareness day that helps parents understand their left-handed children’s underlying needs. Through special campaigns, the unique features and special differences of these communities are explained to educate them.
International Left Handers Day 2021 Celebration
It’s a day for celebration and partying hard for all the left-handed folks! Left hand themed parties could bring out a change in place of the same old boring tea parties.
There could be more variety in celebrating the 10% of the population left-handed, like cricket matches for lefties versus right-handed groups, activities exclusively using the left hand alone.
Games and activities could be organized for both right-handed and left-handed groups wherein only the left hand is allowed to be used by both the groups to complete the tasks set up in front of them. Tea parties could be held with a difference!
All members attending the parties should be told to use their left hands to carry out all tasks of eating, drinking, lifting items and reaching out to things.
A handshake theme party could be organized wherein greeting each other happens only using the left hand, and comedy shows organized to explain to guests the various inconveniences lefties face in a right dominated world.
We don’t wish to provide a world that lets our children suffer because of their inherent differences. We must encourage a healthy atmosphere for all humans’ growth and prosperity at all levels of society.