Some people consider getting dressed up to be a chore or a pain, but not Barney Stinson from the comedy show How I Met Your Mother. If you’ve seen How I Met Your Mother then you know that Barney Stinson aka Neil Patrick Harris is obsessed with wearing suits on any occasion (sleeping, bars, adventures, etc).
This fan video gives a good idea of how often “suit up” is used in the show if you’re not familiar. “Suit up” is such a common phrase/joke in the show that fans have jumped in on the action and created a holiday surrounding the idea.
Today is the 5th Annual fan holiday known as International Suit Up Day and fans of HIMYM are donning their suits and sharing with the world via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. As you can see, there are two popular hashtags: #suitupday and #internationalsuitupday along with the normal hashtag #HIMYM.
One Australian company Wacky Wednesdays took things a step further by creating a complete website dedicated to the holiday including a countdown, ways to participate, and their company site which sells suitjamas which are specially designed by fans for fans that wish to experience the infamous suit pajamas of Barney Stinson for this special occasion.
After a fun day of suiting up, fans are invited via Facebook to watch a Suit Up Day marathon on WGN America, and many fans have had their own suit up pics featured on the site as “Suit up of the Day” during the days leading up to International Suit Up Day. In addition to this, fans are encouraged to post their photos for a chance to be featured on the air during the marathon. All in all this is a fun holiday created by the HIMYM fan community that anyone can participate in (even just by going to church on this beautiful Sunday). So get up, Suit Up, and make Barney Stinson proud!