Left Handers Day

Left-Handers Day History

On 13th August 1992 the Club launched International Left-Handers Day, an annual event when left-handers everywhere can celebrate their sinistrality and increase public awareness of the advantages and disadvantages of being left-handed. This event is now celebrated worldwide, and in the U.K. alone there have been more than 20 regional events to mark the day in recent years – including left-v-right sports matches, a left-handed tea party, pubs using left-handed corkscrews where patrons drank and played pub games with the left hand only, and nationwide “Lefty Zones” where left-handers creativity, adaptability and sporting prowess were celebrated, whilst right-handers were encouraged to try out everyday left-handed objects to see just how awkward it can feel using the wrong equipment!

These events have contributed more than anything else to the general awareness of the difficulties and frustrations left-handers experience in everyday life, and have successfully led to improved product design and greater consideration of our needs by the right-handed majority – although there is still a long way to go!!

The Left-Handers Club

Left Handers ClubThe Left-Handers Club was formed in 1990 aiming to keep members in touch with developments, make their views known to manufacturers and others, provide a help & advice line, to promote research into left-handedness and development of new left-handed items.Since its formation the Club has gone from strength to strength with members all over the world and is highly regarded as the foremost pressure group and advice centre on all aspects of left-handedness.

 

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31 comments on “Left Handers Day
  1. Kyle Curtis Pruitt says:

    This is Awesome
    I’d love to join please N thank you

  2. Sheryl Marshall says:

    Lefty here🤣

  3. Artyom says:

    Good afternoon!

    I am amazed by your club as all my life I have been thinking about consolidating left-handed people

    I’m left-handed (I can proof that) and want to enter your club

  4. Rajwant kaur says:

    I am very thankful to be a left handed

  5. Linda johnson says:

    There are many other ‘reasons’ why humans face difficulties & frustrations in everyday life!…the ‘advantage’ left handers have is that they learned to do activities left handed AS WELL AS do things right handed! ‘Rightys’ usually do not. Fortunately I had a smart teacher who recognized that the only thing had lefty had to do to write properly was slant the paper the opposite way to the rightys! Otherwise it has been an advantage to be left handed. Our uniqueness is by choice not by chance!

  6. JP Icaro says:

    Proud to be left handed!

    • Diane Richmond says:

      I am proud to be a left handed, it did not cause me any trouble I would love to hear from you. Thank you.

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