Take Your Pants For A Walk Day
Although some of the holidays found on the calendar require a certain level of commitment from participants to be observed, this holiday is not one of them. In fact, National Take Your Pants for a Walk Day is arguably one of the easiest holidays on the calendar to celebrate. All that is required is for a person to wear pants and to go for a walk while wearing them. Nothing could be easier, so put on your pants and go for a walk on July 27th. After all, walking regularly is one of the best things a person can do for their health.
The History of Pants
Want to know a little more about pants? I don’t know why you wouldn’t, so we assembled some of the best facts about pants that we could uncover. Thanks to a few history books and a lot of internet searches, we were able to find out everything a person could ever want to know about pants.
Denim Has Been Around for 500+ Years
It’s believed that denim was first invented during the 16th century in Genoa, Italy. It was initially created for the Italian navy to wear on duty. However, denim wasn’t used to make blue jeans until the 19th century. This is when Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis came up with a way to make a more durable pair of pants by using rivets to hold pieces of denim together. This was the birth of the blue jean, and the two men received a patent for their new invention on May 20, 1873.
The World’s Oldest Trousers Were Found in China
Two pairs of trousers were found in a cemetery in western China, and radiocarbon dating determined that they were made between the 13th and 10th centuries B.C. Usually, pants don’t last very long because microorganisms and chemicals in the soil break them down, but for some reason, these two pairs of trousers managed to hold up for 3,000 years. It’s believed that these particular pairs of pants were not used for walking. Most likely, they were used for horseback riding, which accounts for their extra durability.
Men Wear Their Pants Highest at the Age of 57
One strange survey has revealed that men tend to wear their trousers at their highest point at the age of 57. According to the survey, men wear their pants at this age just seven inches below their armpits.
Observing National Take Your Pants for a Walk Day
National Take Your Pants for a Walk Day can be observed easily by putting on a pair of comfortable pants and going for a stroll. Most experts agree that to get health benefits from your walk, it should last at least 20-30 minutes a day, so plan your walk accordingly. To spread the word about this holiday, don’t forget to use the hashtag #NationalTakeYourPantsForAWalkDay on your social media accounts.