National Handshake Day – I know in the Baptist faith we extended the right hand christian handshake. We use a handshake as a way of greeting someone. Some clubs and organizations have special handshakes. Did you know the the Bible tells us to greet each other with a Holy Kiss. #handshake #NationalHandShakeDay
National Handshake Day
This holiday, National Handshake Day, celebrated the last Thursday of June each year. I am not sure when this holiday was started either.
Greet one another with a holy kiss. The churches of Christ greet you.Romans 16:16
Greet one another with a holy kiss.2 Corinthians 13:12
Greet all the brethren with a holy kiss.1 Thessalonians 5:26
All the brethren greet you. Greet one another with a holy kiss.1 Corinthians 16:20
As you can see, it tells us to greet with a holy kiss several times in the Bible. So make sure we greet our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ with a holy greeting.
At one time a mans handshake was his word. It was a very firm hand shake.
One of the deacons at a church I attened, members would kid him. He has big hands and a strong firm shake. Plus, he owns a tractor repair and supply store. We tell him, with that grip you can undo lug nut off a tractor tire with his bare hands.
- A firm grip reflects a confident personality.
- Used for Greetings
- A floppy handshake reveals a shy one.
- Used as a binding agreement.
- It is believed to have been practiced since at least the 2nd century B.C.
- Used to congratulate someone.
Future & Current Dates
- 2020 – June 25
- 2021 – June 24
- 2022 – June 22
- 2023 – June 29
2020 with the COVID-19 and Social Distancing, this might not be celebrated.
- 2019 – June 27
- 2018 – June 28
First published June 25, 2015. Last republished 23, 2020.
7 thoughts on “National Handshake Day”
Handshakes are so significant..they say much about a person.
Like the limp fish as momma called it. She hated those types of handshakes. Lol I like hugs more than handshakes. Regardless they are female or male.
You know I’m a hugger, Sandy. Lol
Yes they do. You can tell
A lot about a handshake
I agree you can tell a lot about a person by the type of handshake
Sandy Brooks I’m a hugger type person too. My mom is as well.
My momma wasn’t and dad is an old fashion type guy, macho man attitude. Lol My husband was more of a hugger than I love you type person with his family. But with others a firm handshake. So I don’t know where I get my hugs.