Working Naked Day

Being nude and working are two things that aren’t usually put together. In fact, at most places of employment, going to work in your birthday suit can be a reason for termination. Of course, if you’re working from home, then you can work in the nude, and that’s the reason why many people have been able to observe Working Naked Day on the first Friday in February.

So anyone working from home might want to give this holiday a try. Of course, if they do so, they need to be very careful and put some clothes back on while they’re doing a Zoom meeting.

The History of Working Naked Day

Working Naked Day is a holiday that was created by Lisa Kanarek around 2001. She created the day when she left a corporate job to work from home. She then created the holiday to enjoy the new freedom she obtained from not having to be in a corporate office.

Word got out about this holiday, and before anyone knew it, it was a holiday celebrated by people around the world. It became an especially popular holiday during the COVID-19 shutdowns when some people were working from home and a lot of people were confined to their houses.

Facts About Nudity & Work

Since we’re on the subject of nudity and work, we thought that we’d do a special section that discusses interesting facts about both of those areas. Although we couldn’t find a whole lot about working in the nude, we have found a lot of facts about working and about nudity, so let’s examine each of those areas, shall we?

  • There are a lot of ways to say naked. Some popular words and phrases for nudity include nude, in the birthday suit, stark naked, and in the buff.
  • Approximately 11% of shoppers do their shopping in the nude.
  • Olympic athletes in ancient Greece participated in the games while they were nude.
  • National Nude Day falls on July 14th.
  • Approximately 12% of Americans sleep in the nude.
  • If you work 40 hours a week until the age of 65, then you’ll have worked over 90,000 hours in your lifetime.
  • Fewer people call in sick on Fridays than they do on Mondays.
  • In Japan, the average workweek is 60 to 70 hours.
  • McDonald’s employs almost 2 million people worldwide.
  • The average office worker spends almost an hour a day looking for lost items and/or files.
  • Approximately 80% of Americans are dissatisfied with their jobs.

Observing Working Naked Day

Since not everyone feels comfortable working completely nude, people can use this holiday to wear the amount of clothing they feel comfortable wearing. Feel like doing those reports fully nude? Well, go on ahead.

Want to wear a bathrobe and slippers? If you want, then do it. The purpose of this holiday isn’t to make you conform to one way of doing things but to help you gain a new sense of freedom. While you’re enjoying this holiday, just be sure to use the hashtag #WorkNakedDay on your social media accounts to get other people to join in on the fun.

When is it?
This year (2024)
February 2 Friday
Next year (2025)
February 7 Friday
Last year (2023)
February 3 Friday
Work & Occupation