Pictures: How People Celebrated The World No Pants Day

No Pants Day is an event celebrated on two different occasions per year, one held in January and the other on first Friday of May each year.

People take part in the "No Trousers Tube Ride" event next to other passengers on an underground train passing through King's Cross station in London, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014.  The stunt was held to coincide with the "Global No Pants Subway Ride", where passengers board subway cars in the middle of winter without wearing trousers and act normally.  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
People take part in the “No Trousers Tube Ride” event next to other passengers on an underground train passing through King’s Cross station in London(AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

The origin goes back to 10 January 1986, when a New York City resident forgot accidentally to wear his pants and boarded a New York subway pantless.

He was embarrassed, but at the same time was thrilled with the grins and giggles wherever he went.

A group of young women wearing no pants participate in the first 'No Pants Subway Ride' in Brussels, Belgium
A group of young women wearing no pants participate in the first ‘No Pants Subway Ride’ in Brussels, Belgium

The following year, he was joined by tens of other pantless friends and this has snowballed into an international event held on January and May of each year.

No Pants Day also known as No Pants Subway Ride, is an annual event in which transit passengers ride trains without wearing pants in January.

It is organized by Improv Everywhere and observed in dozens of cities worldwide

Passengers without their pants use a subway train during the "No Pants Subway Ride"  in Berlin
Passengers without their pants use a subway train during the “No Pants Subway Ride” in Berlin

In the UK, where the word pants refers to underwear, the event has been translated as “No Trousers Day”. For 2013, sixty cities had coordinators.

The first No Pants Subway Ride began with seven riders in 2002 in New York City. In 2006, 150 riders in New York City participated, where eight were handcuffed for disorderly conduct, but in court the charges were dismissed.

Bare-legged: a man dons just a shirt for his commute
Bare-legged: a man dons just a shirt for his commute
Letting it all hang out: participants queue to top up their Oyster cards
Letting it all hang out: participants queue to top up their Oyster cards
Participants take part in the "No Pants Subway Ride" in Hong Kong
Participants take part in the “No Pants Subway Ride” in Hong Kong
People taking part in the "No Pants Subway Ride" exit a train on the U2 Subway line in Berlin
People taking part in the “No Pants Subway Ride” exit a train on the U2 Subway line in Berlin
Participants of the "No Pants Subway Ride" stand on the platform at the Potsdamer Platz station waiting for the U2 Subway line in Berlin
Participants of the “No Pants Subway Ride” stand on the platform at the Potsdamer Platz station waiting for the U2 Subway line in Berlin
People take part in the "No Trousers Tube Ride" event next to other passengers on an underground train in London, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014.  The stunt was held to coincide with the "Global No Pants Subway Ride", where passengers board subway cars in the middle of winter without wearing trousers and act normally.
People take part in the “No Trousers Tube Ride” event next to other passengers on an underground train in London
Union Jack: a woman walks down the stairs at a London Underground station
Union Jack: a woman walks down the stairs at a London Underground station
Cheeky: two women prepare to ride the Tube for No Trousers Day
Cheeky: two women prepare to ride the Tube for No Trousers Day

7 thoughts on “Pictures: How People Celebrated The World No Pants Day

  1. Just like gaysim (Homosexuality) virus that has wildly spread in the guise of ” they are naturally gay” and that has turned out western spirited fight as right, In the years to come we are likely to have these now beginning perverse on “no pants, translated to no trousers,” coming out like gays yelling for rights even into offices without pant on a daily basis. We are likely to have absolute nakedness as a result from this no “pant” sickness. What a next generation we gonna have in 22nd and 23rd centuries!?

    1. These terrible whites infecting you with homosexualty and nudity. Try going to a club in Uganda where girls turn up in tiny skirts with no pants whilst ugandan men rub themselves against their backsides. And not a white person in sight.

      1. You are guilty conscious aren’t you? I have not mentioned whites any where. Besides, you have well stated it, in clubs not on streets like these your..

  2. Believe it or not, it is happening right under your Noses guys!! Just go to any Club in Kampala at night and see for your selves these pantless old Ugandana Cows!!!

  3. Immorality
    is just unjustifiably piled up in your head and can’t understand simple
    basic Issues. Who decides what is
    moral, what is not and why? Frankly, those are ahead of other races while we
    are still grumping in the dark condemned by our own salvage cultures.

  4. This is
    what I call a free society. That has had all bad religious laws thrown out and
    rejected, that is objective in daily issues that we find impossible. That has
    ruled the whole world for centuries but later discovered the
    mistakes made so they pulled out. They are back in the 60s.When for us we are busy
    in tribalistic and religious wars. What a pity?

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