12 Ways to High Five
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You can't go wrong with the classic high five. Raise your right hand and let your palms smack.
Throw them both up for an aggressively awesome face-to-face high five.
Just as awesome as the classic, but maybe slightly cooler it's subtlety. None of that "Too Slow" stuff. Not cool.
For the germaphobic, this is a great way to keep your dirty paws off each other while celebrating.
Nothing worse is than getting a high five coming out of the bathroom having washed your hands but they are not dry yet. No one wants a wet slap, but that doesn't mean you should leave them hanging. Welcome the elegant elbow bump.
It's the "What's up?", the silent head nod, the alternative to a passing smile... keep them on their toes and bring a smile to their face.
Also a favorite among germaphobics, this modern turn on the high have can have just as many alternatives. Whether you keep it cool and classic or explode like Baymax from Big Hero 6, this is a favorite among Millenials.
Don't worry about styles clashing, Baby Boomers and Millenials can laugh off the awkward exchange and teach each other a thing or two about what it means to be groovy or on fleek.
Before the selfie came the self congratulatory high five. Raise your right hand like someone is gonna high five you, but you come in the left and take care of business yourself.
High Fives are supposed to be quick, but once in awhile you will see the person you want to high five who is just a little too far away. Raise it up and keep it up until you are finally within proximity to your target.
Victory dances are a great way to celebrate. Pile on by giving a high five.
The whole team can participate in a group high five. A great way to connect and celebrate. No one is left hanging.
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About National High Five Day
It's fun and easy to celebrate this special day. Give a High Five to everyone you see. This includes friends, family, passersby, and total strangers. The more high fives you give, the better.
The creation of this special day dates back to 2002. It was created by college students at the University of Virginia. Those students were Conor Lastowka from San Diego, California, Sam Miotke of Corvallis, Oregon, and Wynn Walent of New York City. They celebrated with lemonade and a profusion of High Fives.
The act of giving a "High Five", dates back to 1977, when it was first used during a Basketball game. Their congratulatory gesture caught on rapidly, and has been popular ever since.
This is referred to as a "National" day. However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day.