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National Handshake Day

You June 25 is known as National Handshake Day. I know in the Baptist faith we extended the right hand christian shake. We give a handshake. We use a handshake as a way of greeting. The Bible tells us to greet each other with a Holy Kiss.

National Handshake Day

National Handshake Day

National Handshake Day

This holiday, National Handshake Day, celebrated the last Thursday of June each year.

Romans 16:16

Greet one another with a holy kiss. The churches of Christ greet you.

2 Corinthians 13:12

Greet one another with a holy kiss.

1 Thessalonians 5:26

 Greet all the brethren with a holy kiss.

1 Corinthians 16:20

All the brethren greet you. Greet one another with a holy kiss.

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 deacons, we kid him. He has big hands and a string firm shake. He owns a tractor repair and supply store. We tell him, with that grip you can undo lug  nut latte off a tractor with your bare hands.

A Handshake

  • 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.

First published June 25, 2015. Last republished 25, 2017.

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My name is Steve Patterson and I am saved through the blood of Jesus Christ. I have been blogging at Courageous Christian Father since 2012, however, I have been blogging since around 2004. At church I help with the youth, van ministry, ushering or wherever else needed. Currently, I am working on my bachelors of theology. I am a father of an adult child. I work as a graphic designer. I also love listening to nothing but Christian Music. I am an Eagle Scout class of 1994. Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle.


  1. Handshakes are so significant..they say much about a person.

    1. Sandy Brooks Sandy Brooks says:

      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.

    2. You know I’m a hugger, Sandy. Lol

    3. Yes they do. You can tell
      A lot about a handshake

    4. I agree you can tell a lot about a person by the type of handshake

    5. Sandy Brooks I’m a hugger type person too. My mom is as well.

    6. Sandy Brooks Sandy Brooks says:

      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.

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