No Pants Day

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Former Prime Minister of Canada Paul Martin poses for a photo with University of Waterloo students celebrating 'No Pants Day'.

No Pants Day is an event celebrated on the first Friday of May each year.[citation needed]

No Pants Subway Ride[edit]

No Pants Day is often confused with the No Pants Subway Ride, an annual January event in which transit passengers ride trains without wearing pants. It is organized by Improv Everywhere and observed in dozens of cities worldwide.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16] In the UK, where the word pants refers to underwear, the event is called the "No Trousers Subway Ride". In 2013, sixty cities participated in the event.[17]

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. During that event, eight were handcuffed for disorderly conduct, but the charges were later dismissed.[18]


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  2. ^ "No Pants On The Tube Day 2013: London Underground Is A Carousel Of Chilly Flesh (PICTURES)". 2013-01-14. Retrieved 2013-10-04. 
  3. ^ "No Pants Day 2012: commuters around the world leave their trousers at home". Telegraph. 2012-01-09. Retrieved 2013-10-04. 
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  7. ^ "Montreal celebrates ‘No Pants Day’ on the metro". 2013-02-01. Retrieved 2013-10-04. 
  8. ^ "The pantsless to celebrate No Pants Day this Sunday with CTA ride | CTA Tattler". Retrieved 2013-10-04. 
  9. ^ "No Pants Subway Ride hits Vancouver, Toronto: Photos | National Post". 2013-01-14. Retrieved 2013-10-04. 
  10. ^ "No Pants Skytrain Ride Attracts Hundreds In Vancouver". 2013-01-14. Retrieved 2013-10-04. 
  11. ^ "Best of the Weekend - May 6-8 Weekend Events - 2". Retrieved 2013-10-04. 
  12. ^ Michael MacDonald. "Vancouverites participate in No Pants Day |". Retrieved 2013-10-04. 
  13. ^ "'No Pants Day' takes over London Underground - pictures - Fun News". Digital Spy. 2013-01-15. Retrieved 2013-10-04. 
  14. ^ "No Pants Day 2K9 - New York - Slideshows". Retrieved 2013-10-04. 
  15. ^ Berman, Mark (2013-01-11). "No pants, no problem: No Pants Subway Ride returns Sunday". The Washington Post. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 
  16. ^ "No Pants Subway Ride proves passengers need better underwear". CNN. 2013-01-14. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 
  17. ^ Tom Herrmann (7 January 2013). "No Pants Subway Ride 2013 hits NYC and cities around the world [city list, video]". International Business Times. Retrieved 2013-05-24. 
  18. ^ "No Pants Subway Ride returns to Number 6 train". New York Public Radio. 13 January 2007. Retrieved 2013-05-24. "A judge later threw out the disorderly conduct charges, noting that it's not illegal to wear underwear in public." 

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