Aug. 15, 2020

Every year, to celebrate left-handers in a world dominated by right-handers, and to raise awareness about everyday issues that lefties face, August 13 is marked as ‘International Left Handers Day’.


  • The day, which honours ‘sinistrality’ or left-handedness, was first observed in 1976 by Dean R. Campbell, the founder of Left-Handers International Inc., and has been celebrated every year since.

  • Studies show that around 10 per cent of the world’s population is left-handed, with men more likely being so.

  • Among the everyday struggles that left-handers continue to face are while using objects designed for right-handed folk, such as scissors, keyboards, right-handed desks, guitars, and even video game consoles.