It seems that New York, London and Paris have No Pants Day! Got some hilarious pics on the net – wouldn’t it be fun in Cape Town to have a No pants Day?
- What in the world is No Pants Day?
No Pants Day is a day where everyone, be they students, respectable businessmen, or cherished community leaders, leave their pants behind. Usually this means wearing thick, appropriately modest boxer shorts, but bloomers, slips, briefs, and boxer-briefs all work as well.
- That’s it?
Yeah, that’s it. But from the core idea comes so much more. When large groups of people parade around in public without their pants, amazing things are bound to happen. At the very least, you’ll take your drab, wretched life a little less seriously, at least for one day.
- When is it?
- So I can wear a skirt instead? or “Hey, no problem, I was gonna wear a dress anyways!”
You’re very clever, but you’re missing the point. Articles of clothing like skirts, shorts, kilts, and dresses don’t count, because people are encouraged to revel in the absence of pants, and not replace pants with other clothing. The point is to relax and enjoy the humor inherent in people not wearing pants. A good rule of thumb is to pretend like you were going to wear pants, and then just fail to put them on.
- How long has this been going on?
No one knows for sure how long No Pants Day has been celebrated… some reports place it as early as ‘85/’86, but for all we know it started long before then. We’ve been actively promoting No Pants Day for 10 years now, ourselves. If anyone has any concrete evidence or tales of earlier celebrations, please let us know firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Is this a joke?
In the same way that all of life is a joke, yes. But no. We’re not trying to scam anyone, or satirize anything. We’re simply advocating a fun-filled holiday, and the more people who participate the more fun it is.