Welcome to National High Five Day
National High Five Day falls on the third Thursday of April each year, which falls this year on April 15, 2010. The holiday originated at the University of Virginia in 2002, and has since spread across the nation, and around the globe.
Imagine that while on your way to class, you pass a dignified looking middle-aged man in a suit. You, of course, are wearing the same underwear as yesterday, a pair of pants off your floor, and a T-shirt with something ironic printed on it. Instead of noticing this respectable pillar of society fifteen seconds or so before your interaction is fated to occur, and lowering your head to avoid his disapproving scowl, you take another course of action. You confidently walk forward, and at the moment of passing, you and the businessman simultaneously raise your hands and wordlessly high-five. The sound of the perfect high five resonates, causing those nearby to silently and enviously take notice. You both walk on, and likely relate the story to whomever you eat dinner with that night. There is no reason why this should not happen with alarming frequency.
That’s pretty much it people. High Fives: Lots of ‘em. Some might find it easier to comprehend in Video Form: watch the National High Five Day Documentary.
The National High Five Day Soundtrack is one of the grandest traditions of all of National High Five Day. The songs are carefully selected over the course of the year, and played non-stop as the lemonade flows. To qualify, a song must bear well the pressure of repeated listenings, sound good very loud and encapsulate the all around JOY of the holiday. Though there have been some missteps over the years, we stand by these mixes as the truest way to feel the spirit of the holiday.