National High Five Day takes place on the third Thursday of each April and is as simple as it sounds -- a holiday about giving high fives and spreading good vibes.

National High Five Day was started in 2002 at the University of Virginia when a group of students on the main quad of the campus gave out high fives all day. 

National High Five Day 2018 was sponsored by Highfive, an aptly named video conferencing company. Through our #VirtualHigh5Challenge, we raised $5,000 for CoachArt, a nonprofit that provides free sports and arts lessons to kids impacted by chronic illness. High five to that!


High Five videos

National High Five Day Rap Video


National High five day on “Inside the NBA”

National High five day on “Inside the NBA”

Washington Nationals “High Five” mascot race

Keystone Light celebrates National High Five Day

World record for most high fives during a half-court shot

High five world record blooper reel

#NationalHighfiveday photos