In Honor Of National High Five Day…
… Elton John and Serena Williams have set aside their differences and have agreed to “…better the game of tennis through more high fives.”
Confused? So were we, until we learned the never-out-of-style high five has its own holiday.
As the National High Five Project clearly states:
“National High Five Day began at the University of Virginia in 2002, when three friends decided to form their own holiday. More accurately, it began late the next afternoon, when the three friends woke up, remembered that they had decided to form their own holiday, and decided to actually do it.
The idea was simple: that you could better someone’s day by getting out in your community and offering strangers high fives. Setting up temporary headquarters in the center of UVA’s campus, the friends were surprised by the outpouring of goodwill and enthusiasm that was generated by the simple act of offering a stranger a high five.”