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 the software company Highfive Technologies who donated $5,000 in the #VirtualHigh5Challenge to our nonprofit partner CoachArt to provide arts and athletics (and high-fives) to kids impacted by chronic illness. 


#NH5D videos

The NH5D rap video


NH5D segment on Inside the NBA

NH5D segment on Inside the NBA

Washington Nationals mascot race on NH5D

Keystone Light's Keith Smooth celebrates NH5D

The world record for most high-fives during a made half-court shot

High-five record blooper reel

#NH5D photos