International Sweatpants Day - January 21
Sun, Jan 21, 2024

International Sweatpants Day

The founders of International Sweatpants Day had a single goal – to prove to people that their favorite and comfortable sweatpants can be worn on the street. To feel free and comfortable after a hard day’s work, spent in a business suit or an uncomfortable dress, should this cause shame and embarrassment? Everyone makes a choice in what clothes to walk and it doesn’t matter what others think about it.


Emil Kamuse is considered the creator of sweatpants. The founder of “Le Coq Sportif”, which specialized in the production of sportswear, in 1920 produced a batch of trousers for athletes. They were made of gray jersey, and the cut allowed them to freely perform any stretching exercises and run. Over the years, the color of sweatpants has varied from light to dark gray tones.

It took a long time before the Nike designers developed new models and began to use a huge number of colors for tailoring. Modern sweatpants emphasize individuality and style. They don’t look like mid-20s models at all. last century.

Since 2000, the sport-chic trend has appeared in fashion. It is developing rapidly, and business suits and dresses with elements of sportswear are soon coming out. Designer experiments are gaining popularity quite quickly. Innovations are valued differently in society. This split of views prompted a group of young people to create an unusual holiday – International Sweatpants Day. It has not acquired an official status in any country in the world, but every year more and more fans of sports style and just lovers of comfortable clothes take part in it.

Interesting facts

  • The first International Sweatpants Day was held in 2009. Since then, every year on January 21, people in all countries support the tradition.
  • In Germany, in 2020, the stylefruits fashion portal conducted a survey dedicated to the date of the celebration. 22% of Germans allow this piece of clothing to go out. Most of the respondents treat sports trousers as home clothes, spending 3-4 hours a day in them.

How to celebrate

Anyone can take part in the celebration. It’s not enough just to go to the store and buy the sweatpants you like. You can also make a publication on social networks and share the news about the acquisition with friends. Don’t forget to leave #SweatpantsDay or #InternationalSweatpantsDay for followers to join the event.

The easiest way to celebrate this day is to get long-forgotten sportswear out of the closet. You can go to a workout in them or, conversely, relax by devoting your free time to reading or watching an interesting movie.

No less interesting will be a dispute with friends. It is enough to offer to compare who has more sweatpants at home. Leave a fun prize for the winner.

When is International Sweatpants Day celebrated in 2024?

International Sweatpants Day is observed on January 21 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Sunday January 21 2024
Tuesday January 21 2025
Wednesday January 21 2026
Thursday January 21 2027

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