National High Five Day was started in 2002 at the University of Virginia. A group of students set up shop on the main quad of the campus and gave out high-fives and lemonade.

The idea spread and over the years peoples of all ages and backgrounds have celebrated National High Five Day by giving high-fives all day to friends, co-workers and strangers. 

Celebrating NH5D is easy -- just give high-fives each year on the third Thursday in April!

#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