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Fun Holiday – No Pants Day

No Pants Day is an unofficial holiday that occurs on the first Friday of May. Celebrated mostly in the United States, it calls for participants to spend their day without wearing pants in public. Participants are encouraged to act as if not wearing pants is a normal thing to do.

Spend the day without pants or trousers on No Pants Day.
Spend the day without pants or trousers on No Pants Day.
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It is unclear when No Pants Day began and who started it. There are accounts that suggest that the first No Pants Day occurred in 1985 or 1986, while other accounts credit the Austin, Texas-based humor organization, the Knighthood of BUH, for starting the day.

No Pants Day is sometimes confused with No Pants Subway Ride Day, which is held in the month of January. The first No Pants Subway Ride Day was held in New York City in 2002 with only 7 riders who went on the New York City Subway without their pants. The event was organized by Improv Everywhere, a humor organization. Since then the Day has been celebrated in many different cities around the world. Improv Everywhere announces the date for the No Pants Subway Ride Day a month in advance.

How to Celebrate?

  • Spend the day wearing no pants.
  • Appear in public without your pants on. If you are uncomfortable going out without your pants on, what about wearing a skirt, dress or a kilt?

Did You Know…

...that the word pants is derived from the term pantaloons, which in turn comes from pantaloun, an Italian term used to describe a man who wears tight trousers? Pantaloun in turn came from the name of San Pantaleone, a Christian saint, who survived 6 execution attempts. San Pantaleone meant all lion and later the term came to be used to refer to a foolishly brave person represented in comedy as someone wearing tight trousers.

No Pants Day Observances

Fun Holiday: No Pants Day Observances
YearWeekdayDateName
2017FriMay 5No Pants Day
2018FriMay 4No Pants Day
2019FriMay 3No Pants Day
2020FriMay 1No Pants Day
2021FriMay 7No Pants Day
2022FriMay 6No Pants Day
2023FriMay 5No Pants Day
2024FriMay 3No Pants Day
2025FriMay 2No Pants Day
2026FriMay 1No Pants Day

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