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International Left-Handers Day is an observance that seeks to celebrate left-handed individuals and raise awareness of the unique challenges they face in a predominantly right-handed world. The day aims to inform society of the benefits and advantages of being a left-handed person, as well as address the need for specialized products and facilities tailored for left-handed users.
The annual event was first observed in 1976 and has since gained significant traction worldwide. In South Africa, International Left-Handers Day resonates with the country's commitment to promoting diversity and inclusivity for all its citizens. According to some studies, around 10% of the South African population is left-handed. These individuals often face daily challenges that include using tools, writing, and even cooking. Recognition of the day serves to emphasize the importance of providing educational and occupational support, as well as addressing the accessibility and availability of left-handed resources, for South African left-handers to better navigate their environment.
International Left-Handers Day is observed in South Africa through various means, including social media campaigns, local events, and activities focused on raising awareness about the unique needs and advantages of left-handed individuals. Many South Africans use this day to demonstrate their support to their left-handed family members, friends, and colleagues, as well as to promote awareness and advocacy for the required resources. International Left-Handers Day occurs annually on the 13th of August, presenting an opportunity for South Africa and other participating countries to come together in support and recognition of left-handed individuals.
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