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National Underwear Day

National Underwear Day

When is National Underwear Day? This holiday is always celebrated on August 5

Mamma always said, “Don’t leave home without clean underwear.” If someone saw yours, would you be embarrassed? It’s National Underwear Day. On this August 5 holiday, we celebrate undergarments. I’ve got a feeling this day is going to be a lot of fun. Put on a clean bra and panties, tighty whities or boxers, and go out to celebrate this very special and unique day.

 Freshpair, Inc., the founder of this day, promotes and celebrates this holiday in a big way. According to their website, every year they “hold New York City model events, massive underwear giveaways, a pop-up shop in Columbus Circle, and a Times Square runway show.” It’s all in good taste.

In 2013, Freshpair Inc. organized over 800 people scantily dressed in their underwear in NYC’s Times Square, to break the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people in their underwear. Believe it or not, this was not enough to break the record. But, thanks to this event, a new holiday was born.

Today is a great opportunity to show off what you’ve got. Strut around in your favorite lingerie and underclothes. It’s guaranteed to put a smile on your face. However, we do recommend you enjoy this holiday in good taste. 

On National Underwear Day you can also choose to “go commando”. However, please put street clothes on first.

How to Celebrate and Participate in National Underwear Day

Participation in this day is easy. And, it’s fun. Here are some ideas on how to celebrate and participate in National Underwear Day:

  • Walk around the house in your underwear.
  • Join an event that is showing off their undergarments in public.
  • Have a drink on the patio or deck clad in your bikini bra and panties, or BVDs. 
  • Check your current undergarments to assure they are clean and in good condition.
  • Guys, toss those paper-thin tighty whities.
  • Buy new underwear.
  • Hold a “Wet T-Shirt” contest.

Today's Quote

“It seems once people grow up they have no idea what’s cool.” – – Bill Watterson

History and Origin of National Underwear Day

Freshpair, an internet company, founded National Underwear Day on August 5, 2003.

We did not find any documentation confirming this to be a “National” day. There are  no congressional records or presidential proclamations. We suspect our national government would not proclaim this as an official “National” day. But, considering today’s leaders, we could be wrong.

Definition of “National” Days – and why it is so important to distinguish and identify true national days.

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