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A family participates in No Pants Subway Ride in Mexico City, 2015
Office colleagues wait for the subway train in Mexico City.

The No Pants Day is an annual event in various countries. Originally the first friday in May, since 2016, it now occurs in January. It requires publicly wearing just undergarments on the lower part of the body.



A small campus club at the University of Texas in Austin known as the Knighthood of Buh thought that dropping trousers on the first Friday of May was a humorous stunt for the end of the semester. Informal for years, promotion efforts began in 2000. The event attracted attention in other states and several parts of Canada as well as France, Sweden, Australia, Finland, and the United Kingdom.[1][2]

Nopantsday 2004 Austin

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  1. ^ "Pants? Who needs pants!". Regina Leader Post. 5 May 2006. Retrieved 2013-04-11. Celebrations have since spread across the U.S., Sweden, Australia, Finland, the United Kingdom and even Iraq. In Canada, pants-free festivities are known to have been held in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Quebec and Ontario. 
  2. ^ "No pants, no problem". The Chronicle of Higher Education. 4 June 2004. Retrieved 2013-04-11. ...a self-described "humor-oriented organization," started promoting the stunt four years ago in an effort to relieve students' end-of-semester stress. 

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