News and Information for and about Lefthanded People
This little-known holiday was first declared and celebrated on Friday, August 13, 1976 in Topeka, Kansas, by an organization called Lefthanders International. They chose to open their business on that day to attract publicity and address the myths, misconceptions, and superstitions about lefthandedness. They made a good effort to help lefthanded people and make life easier for lefthanders. They published their Lefthanders Magazine for over 20 years before going out of business, they deserve credit as early leaders in the Lefthanders Awareness Movement.
There is a business in England that claims to have founded and invented this holiday in 1992, but their claim is false and they are trying to steal the credit from the founders.
the intent and purpose of the holiday
and how it has been celebrated, and been ignored, through the years.
International Lefthanders Day
August 13th, 2021 will be the 46th Annual International Lefthanders Day.