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International Left-handers Day

August 13 is designated International Lefthanders Day by Lefthanders International. It was first observed 13 August 1976. As its name suggests, it is meant to promote awareness of the inconveniences facing left-handers in a predominantly right-handed world. It celebrates their uniqueness and...

International Left-handers Day

August 13 is designated International Lefthanders Day by Lefthanders International. It was first observed 13 August 1976. As its name suggests, it is meant to promote awareness of the inconveniences facing left-handers in a predominantly right-handed world. It celebrates their uniqueness and difference, who are from seven to ten percent of the world's population. Many left-handed people are discriminated against today's society, and are forced to use right handed tools, drive on the right side of the road, and even get harassed. International Lefthanders Day is made to end this discrimination.

How To Celebrate Left-Handers' Day
The idea of Left-Handers Day is of everyone to celebrate in fun, practical ways, making right handed family members/friends/colleagues realise how 'dextrous' we have to be because we are constantly adapting a right-handed world to work for a left-hander. Getting right handers to do everything left-handed for the day is a great way to make the point!
Source:
http://www.lefthandersday.com/about.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Lefthanders_Day

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