Did you know that left handers are more likely to be geniuses? Raise your hand if you are a left hander! Dean R. Campbell, founder of the Lefthanders International, Inc., first observed this day in 1976 to celebrate the uniqueness and differences of the Left handers.
International Left Hander's Day was created to raise awareness of the advantages and disadvantages of being left handed in a predominantly right-handed world. This day also celebrates sinistrality and left handed people's uniqueness and differences. International Left Hander's Day was created in hopes to also spread awareness for issues faced by left-handers, including the special needs for left-handed children and the likelihood for left handers to develop schizophrenia.
Left handers are a portion of society comprised of seven to ten percent of the world's population. According to statistics, there are approximately 708 million left-handed people in the world - men left handers more than women.
So to all you left handers out there - HAPPY LEFT HANDERS DAY! You are unique, creative and talented in so many different ways. Be proud of being a left hander!