No Pants Day

No Pants Day is a holiday which is celebrated on the first Friday of May. As the name suggests, it is a non-official holiday in which people don’t wear their pants at home or in public. According to the spirit of the day, those who participate in this holiday should go about the day as if they are unaware they aren’t wearing pants.

History of No Pants Day

While no one actually knows when No Pants Day originated, it is believed to have begun sometime during the mid-1980s. According to legend, sometime in 1985 or 1986, some guy had his wife iron his pants because he had a big meeting at work. However, he became late and had to suddenly head to work – unfortunately, he was so preoccupied with not being late, he forgot to put his pants back on and ended up boarding the subway pantless.

Once he realized he didn’t have any pants on, it was too late, so he just smiled and pretended nothing was wrong. This story was passed around until it eventually became the origin of No Pants Day.

No Pants Day Customs & Celebrations

There is only one tradition associated with No Pants Day and that tradition is to go pantless on the first Friday in May, and while you’re doing it pretend that you actually do have pants on. Of course, participants should be careful not to break the law while observing this holiday because law enforcement may not have a sense of humor about it.

If you are uncomfortable with going out on No Pants Day with no pants on, then you can always wear something else instead of pants. You can try wearing a skirt or kilt on that day. That might not only be easier to do but also may keep your bottom half warmer as well.

When is it?
This year (2023)
May 5 Friday
Next year (2024)
May 3 Friday
Last year (2022)
May 6 Friday
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