Today is No Pants Day…in America

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Today June 22, Friday, we celebrate No Pants Day! If you will ask me what is this event, then all I can say is that, (probably) this is the day for women not to wear panties or any undergarmentin that part of the body or maybe another women celebration for freedom not to use panties or a new concept taken from the No Pants Day in US or an intriguing ad or maybe just a plain joke. 

Originally, No Pants Day was for first Friday of every May. On that day, thousands of people celebrate a little-known holiday called No Pants Day. Logically, they celebrate this holiday by not wearing any pants. While some clever people note that you could celebrate by wearing a dress, skirt, kilt or other pants alternative, traditionalists will argue that such clothing is not in keeping with the spirit of the day.

The history of No Pants Day is shrouded in mystery. Some say that the first No Pants Day was either in 1985 or 1986. Others point to the late 1990s as the beginning of the leg liberation movement. Most agree that the holiday has survived and thrived as a result of the efforts of The Knighthood of BUH chapter at the University of Texas in Austin, an organization dedicated to the promotion of humor and individuality. The holiday gets media attention every year, and as a result events celebrating No Pants Day have popped up in cities across the globe.

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The promoters of No Pants Day claim that the holiday is really about not taking yourself seriously for a day. It’s an example of surreal humor, which relies on an absurd situation (in this case, crowds of people walking around wearing no pants). Similar examples of groups indulging in surreal humor are flash mobs, where a group of people assemble at a predetermined location, engage in some activity (such as singing a song or having a pillow fight) and then disperse.

 No Pants Day even has a Facebook page!

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